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..”.

The weights on this clock are worthy of note. As the story goes many cast-iron and lead weights were replaced during the Civil war to be made into canon balls and weapons. And this clock has some very old tin-can replacement weights.


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