Moses Wing of Windsor and Hartford Connecticut and Worcester, Massachusetts.

Moses Wing was born April 25, 1760 the son of Samuel and Joannah (Haskell) Wing. He served in the Revolutionary War and was present at the retreat from New York. In 1777, He enlisted as a private for service at Peekskill in Capt Edward Griswold’s company of the Conn militia. End ended his service as a major. He returned to Windsor and became know as a Goldsmith, but made brass clocks, silver spoons, etc., and also repaired watches. Several tall case clocks are known to us. All of which have had sheet brass dials that were skillfully engraved and treated with a silver wash. Two of these dial have been found with the initials “DP” engraved on them below the center arbor. DP has not yet been identified. This type of engraved brass dial was very popular with the clockmaking school of Thomas Harland and later Daniel Burnap. In fact, we know that Wing apprenticed to Thomas Harland and that the construction of the movements known, reflect this. In March of 1803, he and Geer Terry advertised their partnership in the Hartford American Mercury that they were “Makers of all kinds of gold and silver work.” They were located in Hartford until 1805 when Moses relocated to Worcester, MA and advertised as a gold and silversmith. Here he took on Martin Moses as an apprentice. Moses married twice. His first wife was Hannah Denslow, married on 12 December 1781 in Windsor. His second wife was Huldah Denslow, A cousin of Hannah’s. They were married on 8 April 1793 in Windsor. Moses Wing died on October 28, 1809 in Worcester and is buried in Palisdo Cemetry in Windsor where his tombstone still stands.  Huldah Wing was appointed administratix of the estate of her husband Moses, which was inventoried for $2284.67. 

Moses Wing of Windsor, Connecticut. A fine cherry case tall case clock. FF115.

This is a rare cherry case tall clock with an engraved silvered brass dial made by Moses Wing of Windsor, Connecticut.… read more

Moses Wing of Windsor, Connecticut. Tall case clock. HH-16.

This is a fine cherry case tall clock with an engraved silvered brass dial signed by Moses Wing of Windsor, Connecticut.… read more