|Object ID #||1959.039.002abcde|
|Object Name||Clock, Wall|
|Title||Eight-Day Mantel Clock|
|Lexicon category||5: T&E For Science & Technology|
|Year Range from||1840|
|Year Range to||1866|
|Made||Needs further research, possibly Seth Thomas?|
|Place of Origin||Massachusetts, United States of America|
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|
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|
|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.|