Elisha Manross of Bristol, Connecticut. An Early CT Gallery Clock. SS149

This is an excellent example of a mahogany cased gallery clock. The case is constructed in mahogany wood and retains an original finish. It forms a bezel that is composed of eight separate pieces of wood. The center is fitted with a glass that is bowed out towards the center. This provides space for the hands to pass. The case opens to access the wooden dial. This is painted and in outstanding original condition. It is formatted with a closed time ring that is approximately 9.5 inches in diameter. The hour figures are done in Roman numerals. The Maker’s name is wonderfully signed in script lettering. It also includes his working location of “Bristol Ct. U S.” The movement is constructed in brass. Both plates have been stamped in order to conserve brass. The stampings on the left are in the form of key handles that this business used. This movement is powered by a spring. This clock retains its original brass spring which was intended to power the movement for eight days. The pendulum is mounted to the backboard above the movement. It is designed to swing behind it. The Manufacture’s label is applied to the inside of the case on to the backboard. It is also in excellent condition.

This clock measures approximately 14 inches in diameter and 4 inches deep. tall by approximately 12.75 inches wide. This is a super clock in outstanding original condition. It was was made circa 1845.

This Manross gallery clock is inventory number SS-149.

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