Boston Clock Co., of Boston, Massachusetts. No 214. Style 16 wall clock.
This is a variant form. This case is constructed in cherry and is nicely finished. The form is unusual and attractive. The applied arch moldings, carved crest and throat decorations and the turned wooden final are a plus, adding to this decorative form. The bezel is fitted with glass and opens to a painted dial. The dial is painted on tin and measures 12 inches in diameter. It is signed, "Boston Clock Co." in block lettering. Large Roman style figures make this dial easy to read. The hands are an open moon form and are original to this clock. The brass movement is weight driven and is designed to run for eight-days. The front plate is die-stamped with the production number "214." This corresponds to the job ticket inside the case. The pendulum rod is wood and the bob is brass. The bob is nicely decorated with an engine turned design. The motion of the pendulum bob can be viewed through the opening in the painted tablet in the door. Colors are green black and gold.
This clock measures approximately 35.75 inches long overall and was made circa 1888.Inventory number TT-189.
About Boston Clock Company of Boston, Massachusetts.
The Boston Clock Company was organized by Joseph H. Eastman & James Gerry on May 29,1884. It was actually located in Chelsea. This Company was formed as the successor to the Harvard Clock Company. Joseph H. Eastman became the manager of the this new firm. In January of 1894 the Boston Clock Company was sold to the Ansonia Clock Company of Brooklyn, New York. All tools machinery and patents were included in the sale. In March of the same year, Joseph Eastman and others tried to revive it as the Eastman Clock Company the following year. This new firm lasted only one year. The Boston Clock Company manufactured clocks predominately in the style of the crystal regulator, carriage clocks and other mantel clocks in marble case. A few wall clock were produced.
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