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Object Name Clock
Catalog Number 2000.21.160
Collection Timepiece
Other Name Clock movement
Date 1819
Description 8-day iron plate, brass-wheeled roller pinion movement with dial and hands. Pinios with iron rollers in brass collets bushed with wood. Rack and snail strike, 30-tooth escape wheel.
Painted iron dial 7 1/4" square.

In 1818, Joseph Ives established the firm of Joseph Ives & Co. with Elias and Titus Merriman Roberts, and made 8-day brass clocks with looking glass cases. The early movements were made with brass plates, but most were made with iron plates for economy. The brass wheels were machined from castings. Iron roller pinions were used, with brass collets with wooden bushings for the rollers. The escapement is between the plates, the front plate as on a tall clock movement, though the pendulum is suspended on the front.
Maker Joseph Ives
Material iron, brass
Place of Origin Bristol, Connecticut, USA
Notes Updated by Cara M. Lower 8/12/14