John Child (Childs) a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania clock and watchmaker

John Child (Childs) (1789-1876) appears in the Philadelphia directories from 1813 through 1847 as a clock and watch-maker. His shop was located at 452 North Second Street. He was a Quaker and made four clocks of note. A bracket clock is known and in the collection of the Henry Ford Museum. Very few American clockmakers made the bracket clock form. A musical tall clock is known with the movement being stamped by Child indicating that he was the Maker. The third clock was built for the Senate Hall in Washington, DC. This clock he made to represent the state of Ohio. The fourth clock was made for the Library Company of Philadelphia in 1935 at a cost of $125.

John Child (Childs), Philadelphia. A walnut case tall clock with lunar calendar dial. Grandfather clock.

This is a very nice example of walnut tall case clock. The walnut has been wonderfully refinished and has taken a… read more