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Object ID # 1961.003.004ab
Object Name Clock, Wall
Title Brewster & Ingram Clock
Lexicon category 5: T&E For Science & Technology
Year Range from 1844
Year Range to 1885
Artist Brewster & Ingram
Made Brewster & Ingraham
Place of Origin United States of America
Description Brewster & Ingraham wall clock, 19th-c. The clock (a) has a wooden case which is shaped like a Gothic arch. The wood has a brown stain finish. There is a circular glass dial cover and a square frosted glass lenticle in the door on the front of the clock. The mechanism is an anchor-escapement eight-day spring movement. It strikes on the hour and the alarm mechanism has its own power source. The pendulum has a brass-coloured circular bob. There is a Directions label present:
"Directions for setting the clock running. Place the clock in a perpendicular positon, oil the pallets or ends of the part commonly called the verge, the pin on which the verge plays and the wire which carries the pendulum at the place where it touches the rod. One drop is sufficient for the whole.
Hang on the pendulum ball, then put on the key and turn until the clock is wound up or until it will turn no longer.
Should the clock by any means strike wrong, it may be made to strike right, by gently raising the hammer and repeating the operation until it does work right.
Directions for Regulating the Clock. This is done by means of a screw at the bottom of the pendulum. If the Clock should go too fast lower the ball, if too slow raise it."
"Patent Spring Eight Day Brass Clock made and sold by Brewster and Ingram Bristol, Conn. U.S.A."
Small brass key (b) with red ribbon attached (the key is used to wind up the clock)
Makers mark "Patent Spring Eight Day Brass Clock made and sold by Brewster and Ingram Bristol, Conn. U.S.A."
Provenance Made by the Brewster & Ingraham company at Bristol, Connecticut sometime between 1844 and 1885.

The previous ower, Mary McLean [b. 1878-d.1967] was born at Owen Sound, Ontario. Her father was John McLean [1816-1900] and her mother was Elizabeth Blyth(e), who married Mr. McLean at Owen Sound in 1863. The McLeans lived on the east hill area of Owen Sound, at 37 High St. (later called 1663 5th Ave. East). Mr. McLean was a native of Scotland. Mrs. McLean's family, the Blythes, had formerly been in Cincinnati before they moved to the village of Sydenham in the 1840s.
Collection Horology, 19th-c Collection
Material Wood/Glass/Metal/Brass/Stain/Finish/Paper/Ink/Glue
Dimensions H-48 W-26.5 L-10 cm
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People McLean, John

McLean, Elizabeth
McLean, John
Function Timepiece suitable for a room like a kitchen or parlour.