Edward S. Moulton Rochester, New Hampshire and Saco, Maine.

Edward Sherbourne Moulton was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire on October 5th, 1778 the son of Joseph and Linda (Bickford) Moulton. He is listed in Paul Foley’s book, Willard’s Patent Time Pieces as a clockmaker and silversmith. Moulton started his career as a clockmaker in Rochester, New Hampshire in 1801. In 1807, He is credited with training the prolific Rochester, NH clockmaker James C. Cole. Sometime around 1813, Moulton sold his business to Cole and moved to Saco. Moulton is primarily known for making tall case clocks. Many of these are housed in cases that are thought to have been constructed by Abraham Forsskol of Saco. Additional tall case clocks, timepieces and watch papers are known. Moulton Died in Saco on August 16, 1855.

This rocking ship tall clock and mahogany case is excellent example of workmanship and collaboration between Edward Moulton the clockmaker and Abraham Forsskol the cabinetmaker. It was made in Saco, Maine.

Edward Moulton was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire on October 5th, 1778. He is listed in Paul Foley’s book, Willard’s Patent… read more