Bigelow, Kennard & Co. of Boston, Massachusetts.

John Bigelow was born in Westminster, Massachusetts on May 26, 1802. His parents were Luke Bigelow and Asenath (Winship) Bigelow. John was trained as a silversmith and is first listed as doing business in Boston as early as 1824 as John Bigelow & Co. In the early 1830’s, he was joined by his brothers Alanson & Abraham O. Bigelow prompting the firm’s name to change to Bigelow Bros. & Co. The company expanded its business from jewelry to include high quality clocks, watches and altar silverware. Their merchandise was privately manufactured and sold at their store in Boston. Martin Parry Kennard of Brookline, Massachusetts joined the firm in 1845, which prompted the company to change its name to Bigelow Bros. & Kennard until 1863. From 1863 to 1972 the firm was called Bigelow, Kennard & Co. The store was closed in 1971-72.

Bigelow, Kennard & Co. of Boston, Massachusetts. A three train hall clock.

This case is constructed in mahogany and retains an older finish that has been recently rubbed out. It has a super… read more

Bigelow, Kennard & Co. of Boston, Massachusetts. A three train hall clock or Grandfather clock.

This case is constructed in mahogany and retains an older finish that has been recently rubbed out. It has a super… read more