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Object ID # 1959.039.002abcde
Object Name Clock, Wall
Title Eight-Day Mantel Clock
Lexicon category 5: T&E For Science & Technology
Date Pre-1867
Year Range from 1840
Year Range to 1866
Made Needs further research, possibly Seth Thomas?
Place of Origin Massachusetts, United States of America
Description One American wooden dark-finished clock (a) painted with a scene of McLean Asylum, Somerville, Massachusetts on the top glass door, and an eagle and stars on the bottom glass door. Inside printed text reads "Extra Eight Day Rolling Pinion Steel Pivot / BRASS CLOCKS / Made for and Sold By / R.D. Patterson & Co. / Toronto, Canada West" (pre-dates Confederation in 1867) with two brass square weights (b & c), a round brass pendulum (d) and rod (e).

Makers mark Printed label affixed inside
Provenance Previously owned by Florence Hemstock of Owen Sound, Grey County.

This American clock was sold by R. D. Patterson & Co. of Toronto, Canada West (sometime in the 1840-1866 time period). As it depicts a Massachusetts scene, it is presumely manufactured in the United States.
Another clock with a "Made for and sold by R. W. Patterson & Co. Toronto, Canada West" label, is a Seth Thomas mantel clock. It is dated to the second quarter of the 19th-century and is shown on page 511 of THE HERITAGE OF UPPER CANADIAN FURNITURE, by Howard Pain, 1997 edition. Therefore, there is a possibility that Seth Thomas made this clock as well?
Collection Horology, 19th-c Collection
Material Wood/Metal/Glass/Finish/Paints/Paper/Ink/Glue
Dimensions H-82.1 W-42 D-15.6 cm
Found Grey County, Ontario
Function A Victorian timepiece suitable for a parlour area, which would sit on a fireplace mantel or on a clock shelf.