Antiques: Collecting 19th Century Clocks : How to Collect American Grandfather Clocks


When collecting 19th century clocks this is
one example I can show you of early american about 1810 with a great finish on it here
this is the way you would like to find these clocks with the face is very original and
we have a little damage to the glass. But this original glass with painting on the top
scroll top on it with nice filogree and fineals here so this is a really nice example of a
19th century grandfather’s clock, made in New England somewhere around 1810. When your
going to buy a clock like this this is a great example to show you for investment purposes
this is a nice clock. These are some of the weights they’re very heavy usually have 2
heavy weights that sit inside the clock and suspended by these ropes in small weights
that you have a large pengulem that’s usually about 30″ long. In this clock inparticular
is wood works wood works were made in early 1800’s and then brass works came into fashion
during the mid 19th century and then later on you’ll find that the wooden works became
popular at the end of the 19th century, this one in particular has wood works and we’ll
talk some more about that.

One Reply to “Antiques: Collecting 19th Century Clocks : How to Collect American Grandfather Clocks”

  1. Wooden works in America started in 1806 with Eli Terry's Porter Contract (1806-1809) . Wooden works went out of style around 1840.  Is there any maker's name on your dial?  1810 would make it either from the Porter Contract or else it's a Thomas & Hoadley movement.  Fun stuff!  Porter contract will have a number in pencil on the top side of the seat board. 4,000 clock movements were made in in three years and sold with dial, pendulum and weights for $4.00 each.  Cases were made by cabinet makers to order. 

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