Shelf Clock Made by Brewster and Ingrahams, 1844-1852

Summary

This simple, mass produced clock is the type that was owned by many middle class Americans in the early years of the 19th century. The pointed top and the steeples suggest the popular Gothic Revival Style. The decorative floral etched glass is generic, suggesting no particular style. The overall effect would be perfect for a picturesque "cottage" interior.

This simple, mass produced clock is the type that was owned by many middle class Americans in the early years of the 19th century. The pointed top and the steeples suggest the popular Gothic Revival Style. The decorative floral etched glass is generic, suggesting no particular style. The overall effect would be perfect for a picturesque "cottage" interior.

Artifact

Shelf clock

Date Made

1844-1852

Henry Ford Museum
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Made in America

Object ID

27.15.65

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Walnut (Wood)
Glass (Material)
Brass (Alloy)
Steel (Alloy)

Color

Brown
White (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 19 in

Width: 11.25 in

Length: 4 in

Inscriptions

on dial: BREWSTER & INGRAHAMS / BRISTOL, CT. U.S. stamped on front plate: BREWESTER & INGRAHAMS / BRISTOL CT. / U.S. paper label inside of backboard reads, in part: BRASS CLOCKS, / SPRINGS WARRANTED NOT TO FAIL, MADE AND SOLD BY / BREWSTER & INGRAHAMS / BRISTOL, CONN.

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