Simon Willard Junior of Boston, Massachusetts.

Simon Jr., was born January 13,1795 in Roxbury, Massachusetts. He served his clock apprenticeship to his father Simon and in 1810-1812 to his brother in law John Pond who was a Watchmaker working in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. In 1826-27 he lived in New York City in order to trained as a chronometer maker under Dominick Eggert. in 1813, he entered West Point Military Academy and graduated two years later in March. He was commissioned in the Ordnance Corps and sent to the Pittsburgh Arsenal on the Allegheny River in Pennsylvania. In May of 1816, he resigned at the rank of Lieutenant and returned to Roxbury in 1817 and went into the glassware and Crockery business. On December 6th, 1821 he Married Eliza Adams. Together they had seven children. As early as 1823, Simon Jr. was in business with his father as Simon Willard & Son. When he returned from his apprenticeship in chronometer making In 1826, he set up his own shop on No. 9 Congress Street in Boston. Here he became very successful as a merchant and a chronometer repairman. He was famous among sea captains and sailors as a weather prophet. Simon Jr., was a talented person and financially successful.

Simon Willard & Son of Boston, Massachusetts. No. 4611. Wall timepiece or Banjo clock.

This is a fine Federal Massachusetts wall Timepiece or “Banjo clock.” It was made by the partnership Simon Willard & Son… read more