Nathaniel Edwards Jr., of Acton, Massachusetts.

Nathaniel Edwards Jr., was born in Acton on September 19, 1770, to Nathaniel and Hannah (Prescott) Edwards. His working dates are listed from 1791 to 1800. Nathaniel worked in his father’s house, which still stands today. It is located at 328 Pope Road, near the Concord line. Very few clocks made by this Maker have been found, and to date, those that have are the tall case form. Two of these are on public display. A very good example is currently on display at Gleason Library in Carlisle, MA. In 1993, the Concord Antiquarian Museum received a tall clock made by this Maker as a gift. That clock is reported to have been originally purchased by Nathan Brooks (1785-1863). He was a lawyer, legislator, and philanthropist. He was also a Whig, and his wife was an Abolitionist. Brooks lived where the present library is situated today. This is on the corner of Main Street and Sudbury Road. This clock was purchased by the Richardson family from the Brooks estate in 1881 for $75. It is a descendant of this family that donated the clock. 

In 1993, the Concord Antiquarian Museum received a tall clock made by this Maker as a gift. That clock is reported to have been originally purchased by Nathan Brooks (1785-1863). He was a lawyer, legislator, and philanthropist. He was also a Whig, and his wife was an abolitionist. He lived where the present library sits. This is on the corner of Main Street and Sudbury Road. This clock was purchased from the Brooks estate in 1881 for $75. The Richardson family purchased it. It is a descendant of this family that donated the clock.

Nathaniel Edwards Jr., of Acton, Massachusetts. A cherry cased tall clock. GG225

This very nicely proportioned example is constructed in cherry and retains an older finish that has mellowed considerably over the years.… read more