Atkins Clock Company of Bristol, Connecticut. An "Octagon Top" Cottage Clock with a 30-hour time only movement. -SOLD-

This Atkins Clock Company Octagon Top cottage clock was made circa 1875 in Bristol, Connecticut. This is a wonderful example. The case is constructed in rosewood and retains an old surface or finish. It measures approximately 10 inches tall, 6.75 inches wide and 3.5 inches deep. The movement is brass, spring powered and designed to run thirty hours on a full wind. Both of the reverse painted tablets are original to this example and are in excellent condition The lower tablet depicts a dog chasing birds in a field. The dial is painted on zinc and is in excellent original condition. The time ring measures 3.5 inches across. The Clockmaker’s original paper label is pasted to the backboard.

About Atkins Clock Company of Bristol and later Forestville, Connecticut.

This firm was established in 1859 to succeed the Atkins Clock Manufacturing Company which went bankrupt in June of 1858. In 1859, 12 employees made approximately 4000 clocks.

Merritt W. Atkins was born in 1804 and died in 1873 at the age of 69. He worked in both Bristol and later Forestville, Connecticut. He was a manufacturer of brass movement clocks and was involved in several firms. Most notably would be the firm of Atkins and Porter. His firm M. W. Atkins spanned the years 1840-1857.

For additional information regarding the Atkins firms, please see The Clocks of Irenus Atkins written by Phil Gregory & Robert King.


For more information about this clock click  here .