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Object Name Clock, Tall Case
Catalog Number 91.37
Collection Timepiece
Date c. 1810
Description Eight-day, musical, brass three-weight movement circa 1810. Anchor recoil escapement. Grooved winding drums with tailed ratchet wheel clicks. Repeat on demand rack and snail striking with gathering pallet and rack-pin (dial side) locking. Hour bell marked "G. Ainsworth, Warrn. (Warrington, England). Self changing seven-tune brass music cylinder with nest of eleven bells, each with two hammers. Single let-off pin for separate music and strike levers. Trapezoidal segments cut from the bottom edge of both plates. Painted iron moon dial with farm scene and seascape with ship flying what appears to be an American flag. Sweep seconds hand and calendar hand on the center arbor. Dial signed Martin Shreiner, Lancaster, No 201.
Federal style mahagony case with matching veneers and crossbanded borders, broken arch pediment, turned wood columns and turned urn finials. The outer finials are on reeded plinths. Chamfered waist and base. Lancet or Gothic side windows on hood. French style feet.
Maker Martin Shreiner
Material Brass, Wood, Iron, Glass
Place of Origin Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA
Notes Accessioned
14 slides in slide cabinet 1
Portrait of Shreiner and wooden backing originally had same # (91.37); given new #s 91.37.2 (portrait) and 91.37.3 (backing)--6/13/2001
Serial Number(s) 201