Unsigned American Tallcase - daleandtamra

Unsigned American Tallcase

Unsigned American Tallcase

Height 7' 6", cherry, ca. 1778-1798.

I cannot find a makers mark or signature so I am not sure who made this clock. But there are some interesting markings; the dial false plate is marked “Osborne’s Manufactory Birmingham”, the movement is marked “No 125”, the movement seat board is marked “Whittimon”, and the inside door has writing “Wm. Jacobs Sept 11th 189..”.

This clock has two very old tin-can weights. Many lead and iron cast weights were replaced during the Civil war. But I have seen several collectors describe their tin-can weights as original. Either way they are interesting.

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