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    Posted 10 years ago

    npoirier
    (2 items)

    Wall clock, c. 1819, John Child of Phildelphia, Pennsylvania. Mahagony cased wall regulator, 8-day time only brass movement. Seconds beating pendulum. Painted iron dial, Roman numerals. Non-original glass in waist door replaced with a raised panel in keeping with the lower panel. Free standing columns on round arched hood. Back plate stamped, "J. Child - Phila."

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    1. potrero potrero, 10 years ago
      This interesting PDF on the web gives some interesting detail on Child and some of his other creations: http://www.librarycompany.org/collections/other/clocks.pdf

      It says he was a Quaker "who preferred plainness to profit," which might explain the simplicity of this clock.

      He was born in 1889, so would have been 30 when he made this clock.

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