Terry & Andrews of Bristol, Connecticut. 8-day Steeple clock.
This is an excellent example of a Connecticut Steeple Clock made by the Terry & Andrews firm of Bristol, Connecticut.
The case is veneered in figured rosewood and retains an original finish. The dial is tin and features a time ring that displays the hours in Roman numerals. The lower section of the door is fitted with a wonderfully painted tablet. It features a William Fenn design which depicts a popluar theme and retains excellent color. The eight day time and strike brass movement features lyre or harp shaped plates. The front plate is die stamped by the Maker. The movement is powered by coil springs. This clock strikes the hours on a wire gong which is mounted inside the case. The strike train operates on a countwheel.
This case measures approximately 20 inches tall and is 9.75 inches wide. It was made circa 1845.
About Terry & Andrews of Bristol, Connecticut.
The firm Terry & Andrews was comprised of Theodore Terry and Franklin C. Andrews. This partnership was formed in 1842 and was focused on brass gallery and shelf clock manufacture. The business was located on Preston Street in East Bristol and was the largest manufacturer in Bristol after C. Jerome’s departure in 1845. The Terry & Andrews firm moved to Ansonia, Connecticut in 1850.
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