Moses Wing of Windsor and Hartford Connecticut and Worcester, Massachusetts.

Moses Wing was born April 25, 1760 the son of Samuel and Joannah (Haskell) Wing. He served in the Revolutionary War and was present at the retreat from New York. In 1777, he enlisted as a private for service at Peekskill in Captian Edward Griswold’s company of the Connecticut Militia. This ended his service as a major. He returned to Windsor and became know as a goldsmith, but also made brass clocks, silver spoons, etc., and repaired watches. Several tall case clocks are known to us. All of which have had sheet brass dials that were skillfully engraved and treated with a silver wash. Three of these dials have been found with the initials “DP” engraved on the front of them. We now speculate that they are the initials of Daniel Porter. This style of engraved brass dial was very popular with the clockmaking school of Thomas Harland and later Daniel Burnap. We speculate that Wing apprenticed to with Daniel Burnap while in Windsor based on the construction of the movements known. In March of 1803, he and Geer Terry advertised their partnership in the Hartford American Mercury that they were “Makers of all kinds of gold and silver work.” This partnership was located in Hartford until 1805 when Moses relocated to Worcester, MA and advertised as a gold and silversmith and took on Martin Moses as an apprentice. Moses Wing married twice. His first wife was Hannah Denslow, married on 12 December 1781 in Windsor. His second wife was Huldah Denslow. She was a cousin of Hannah’s. They were married on 8 April 1793 in Windsor. Moses Wing died on October 28, 1809 in Worcester and is buried in Palisdo Cemetry in Windsor where his tombstone still stands.  Huldah Wing was appointed administratix of the estate of her husband Moses. The estate was inventoried for the sum of $2284.67. 

Moses Wing of Windsor, Connecticut. A cherry case tall clock. HH-16.

This is a fine cherry case tall clock with an engraved silvered brass dial signed by Moses Wing of Windsor, Connecticut.… read more

Moses Wing of Windsor, Connecticut. A fine cherry case tall case clock with a patriotic. FF115.

This is a rare cherry case tall clock with an engraved silvered brass dial made by Moses Wing of Windsor, Connecticut.… read more