Samuel Keplinger Of Baltimore, Maryland.

Samuel Keplinger is recorded as being born sometime in 1770 and died in 1849. He is listed as working first in Frederick County Co. Maryland about 1800. Then he is found in Gettysburg 1806 -1807. Lastly he is located in Baltimore by 1811 through 1841. Keplinger is listed as a clock and watchmaker . He was also a retailer and a merchant. Numerous advertisements of his business survive due to the preservation of newspapers. They suggest that he did a far amount of business. He advertised a need for a journeyman or two, a servant and a cook. He also advertised having Willard’s patent timepieces in stock. A patent was granted to him for the manufacture of watch chains in 1820. He patented a machine to make the chains.

An important Hepplewhite tall case clock with dial signed by "S. Keplinger / Baltimore." Having a mirror in the waist door.

This crossbanded veneered case features a traditional Boston, Massachusetts form. It exhibits excellent proportions. The base proudly stands cutout bracket feet.… read more

An important Hepplewhite tall case clock with painted dial boldly signed by "S. Keplinger / Baltimore."

This cross banded veneered case features a traditional Boston, Massachusetts form and is constructed on a grand scale. The case exhibits… read more