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Object Name Clock, Shelf
Catalog Number 83.69.1
Collection Timepiece
Other Name Marine
Date c.1850
Description 8-day time and strike brass movement with double mainsprings, which are likely replacements. Marine level escapement. Balance wheel instead of pendulum. Front plate movement reads, "Patent 1849/Elisha Manross/Bristol, Conn./USA
Rosewood case measuring 3 1/2" x 9 1/2" x 10 5/8" with brass handle and trim. Simplified bracket style case. Painted 6 1/4" zinc dial.
Similar movement in Bulletin Supplement #9 Winter 1973, A Survey History of the American Spring-Driven Clock, page 77.
Maker Elisha Manross
Material wood, brass, glass
Place of Origin Bristol, Connecticut, USA
Notes In the late 1830s Manross was one of the majormanufacturers of wooden clock movements. Later he became a manufacturer of brass movements, including the 8-day fusee movement. This timepiece contains a double mainspring, 8-day brass, marine level escapement movement.

Donated by Charles E Johnson NAWCC #7607

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