Chauncey Boardman, Fusee powered Beehive

This is a mahogany veneered case beehive clock was made by Chauncey Boardman of Bristol Conn., USA.

This is a pretty example. The condition of which is very good. The Maker’s label is applied to the inside of the backboard and is in fair condition. This clock features a fusee powered movement. This movement is seldom found in this form. It was much more common to find a fusee in a Steeple clock of the same period. This movement is constructed in brass and is designed to run for eight days on a full wind and to strike each hour on a wire gong mounted inside the case. The lower tablet is original to this clock and is in wonderful original condition. The dial is painted on tin and is original to this example. This clock measures approximately 19 inches tall, 10.5 inches wide and 4 inches deep. This clock was made circa 1850.

About Chauncey Boardman

Chauncey Boardman was born in 1789. He worked in Bristol in 1810 through 1850. He began making wood tall clock movements with Butler Dunbar until 1812 when he bought him out. Boardman made movements for other companies including Chauncey Jerome. In 1832 he formed a partnership with Joseph Wells. They operated four separate factories that produced wood movements in great quantity until 1837 when rolled brass was then introduced. In 1844 the firm split and each continued under their own name. Chauncey Boardman died in 1857.

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