Brewster & Ingrahams of Bristol, Connecticut. US. 8-day time, strike and alarm steeple clock.

This is a fine example of a steeple or “Sharp Gothic” mantel clock that made by the Brewster & Ingrahams Clock Company of Bristol, Connecticut.

The case is constructed in mahogany, figured mahogany veneers and white pine. The shellac finish has been nicely cleaned highlighting the quality of the wood. Two wooden finials turned to a taper are applied to the top of the case. The front of the clock is fitted with a door that conforms to the gothic shape of the case. The lower section is fitted with a frosted or acid etched tablet that is original to the clock. The design of which features a stylized doorway that is decorated with foliage and two acorn shapes. The upper section of this door is fitted with clear glass. Through this one can view the clock dial. This dial is painted on tin. The Makers’ signature remains in excellent condition and is signed in script lettering. The working location is written in block lettering. The time and strike movement is brass and of good quality. It is designed to run eight days on a full wind, striking the hour on a wire gong. The brass front plate of this movement is ribbed. The pendulum bob is covered in brass and can be seen through the design in the glass. This example is also fitted with an alarm. This device is also spring powered and in mounted inside the case. The Clockmaker’s label can be found on the inside of the backboard. It is in excellent condition.

This clock was made circa 1845 and stands approximately 19 inches tall, 9.75 inches wide and 4.25 inches deep.


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