Reuben Tower Dwarf Clock, Hingham, Massachusetts, c. 1818, the pine case with mahoganized surface, molded top over the arched and glazed door flanked by freestanding columns, painted iron Roman numeral dial inscribed Reuben Tower, Hingham, blued steel "figure 8" hands, the waist door with faux painted banding, the base plinth with similar treatment all on a bracket feet, eight-day timepiece movement with "passing" strike, pendulum and lead weight, ht. 47 1/2 in.
Note: A related clock in a painted pine fret-top case is in the J. Cheney Wells Collection at Old Sturbridge Village, see Philip Zea and Robert C. Cheney, Clock Making in New England, 1725-1825, p. 106.
Dial undisturbed, including signature, old crackled surface on case possibly the original, period hands, finial, weight and pendulum and key.
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