Sir John Bennett

Summary

Sir John Bennett's clock, watch and jewelry store in London, England originally stood five stories. Mr. Ford was especially attracted to the Gog and Magog figures, who strike the clock. Henry Ford, a watch enthusiast, purchased the building for his historical village in 1928. Village architect Edward Cutler reassembled the structure in a two-story scale, making it compatible with other buildings in the Village.

Sir John Bennett's clock, watch and jewelry store in London, England originally stood five stories. Mr. Ford was especially attracted to the Gog and Magog figures, who strike the clock. Henry Ford, a watch enthusiast, purchased the building for his historical village in 1928. Village architect Edward Cutler reassembled the structure in a two-story scale, making it compatible with other buildings in the Village.

Artifact

Store

Date Made

1931

Creators

Cutler, Edward James, 1882-1961 

Place of Creation

United Kingdom, England, London 

United States, Michigan, Dearborn 

Creator Notes

Originally built as a five-story structure about 1730 in London, England. It was modified when it became a jewelry store in 1846. When it was rebuilt in Greenfield Village in 1931, it was scaled down as a two story building by architect, Edward J. Cutler.

Greenfield Village
 On Exhibit

at Greenfield Village in Main Street District

Object ID

31.61.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Brick (Clay product)
Sandstone
Portland cement
Wood (Plant material)
Mahogany (Wood)
Oak (Wood)
Lead (Metal)
Plaster
Glass (Material)
Copper (Metal)
Bronze (Metal)

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