James Perrigo Senior of Wrentham, Massachusetts.

James Perrigo Sr., was born in Wrentham, Massachusetts in 1737 and died there in 1808 at the age of 71. He may have been Massachusetts earliest clockmaker of wooden geared clocks and it is thought that he may have been at work as early as the late 1750’s.

James Perrigo Sr, of Wrentham, Massachusetts. A primitive tall case clock. Wooden gears.

Wooden geared clocks are traditionally of a thirty hour design. This example is constructed with large oak plates that are joined… read more