Lemuel French of Stoughton and Canton, Massachusetts.

Very little is currently known of Lemuel French. Most of what is known is sourced from Paul J. Foley’s book, Willard’s Patent Time Pieces, A History of the Weight Driven Banjo Clock 1800-1900. Foley does not list a birth date for French. It is recorded that he died in Canton in 1809. French is identified in several lawsuits as a clockmaker in the towns of Stoughton and Canton. In 1797 he was listed as a Stoughton Clockmaker. In 1798 he moved to Canton and worked there until at least 1805. He is also reported to have been a partner of Henry Morse Jr in Canton in 1803.

Lemuel French of Stoughton and Canton, Massachusetts. Clockmaker and brass founder. 215018

This fine cherry case tall clock is narrowly proportioned. The cherrywood selected exhibits a good grain pattern and a warm color.… read more