Exclusive on Bidsquare AMERICAN MIRROR CLOCK BY JOSHUA WILDER
, Hingham, Massachusetts, circa 1815, a Constitution gilt mirror with thirteen drop spherules above an eglomise round floral masking the 8-inch iron dial painted with Arabic numerals, signed on interior of door "J. Wilder, Hingham, Handle with Carefully (sic)."
Brass eight-day time and passing strike movement with front mounted bell, recoil escapement, through bolt case attachment, pendulum, original key and lead weight.
Height 28 in.
: Joshua Wilder's wheel cutting engine and several clocks are in the J. Cheney Wells Collection at Old Sturbridge Village and shown in Philip Zea and Robert C. Cheney's, "Clock Making in New England"
, 1725-1825, pp. 85 and 102-105, for other examples and biographical information see: Brock Jobe, Gary R. Sullivan & Jack O'Brien's, "Harbor & Home"
, pp. 268-9, 305-308.
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