Samuel Rogers of Plymouth and Bridgewater, Massachusetts.

Samuel Rogers was born in 1766 and died in East Bridgewater, MA on July 17, 1838. He was the older brother of Isaac Rogers Jr. who worked in Marshfield, Mass as a clock maker and the cousin of the Bridgewater clockmaker Ezekiel Reed. It is thought that Samuel was trained under the Hanover clockmaker John Bailey II whos was also a Quaker. Soon after he finished his apprenticeship with Bailey in 1788, Samuel moved to Bridgewater, MA. Here he demonstrated that he was an ingenious clockmaker and inventor. Here he became involved with nail making and applied for and received three patents for designs of nail cutting machines or metal working machines. In 1804, he moved his family to Plymouth and worked as a clockmaker. Here he came up with a very unusual method of powering a shelf clock by designing what may be the first use of a “wagon spring” or tortion spring movement. Three such shelf clocks are known. In 1808 he returned to Bridgewater. Tall case clocks, dwarf clocks and shelf clocks are known.

Samuel Rogers of Plymouth and or Bidgewater, Massachusetts. A cross banded mahogany tall clock.

This fine example has outstanding narrow proportions and excellent height measuring approximately 101 inches tall to the top of the center… read more

Samuel Rogers of Plymouth, Massachusetts. A very unusual shelf clock form featuring a unique movement design with fusee, powered by an iron torsion spring.

This Massachusetts Shelf Clock or Bracket Clock was made by Samuel Rogers of Plymouth and or Bridgewater, Massachusetts circa 1790. It… read more