|Object Name||Clock, Shelf|
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.
|Material||wood, brass, glass|
|Place of Origin||Bristol, Connecticut, USA|
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
14 slides in slide cabinet 1