Birge, Peck & Co., of Bristol, Connecticut. A true "Triple Decker."
This is a wonderful clock in fine original condition. It stands approximately 33.75 inches tall and is a very narrow measuring 15.75 inches wide. This adds greatly to the fine proportions of this example. Many triple deckers are built on a larger, more masculine scale. Both of the reverse painted tablets are original to this clock and are in good original condition. Please note that the middle tablet does have a small crack in the lower right hand corner. The dial is painted on wood and is excellent condition. The florals are colorfully paint decorated. The turned columns and the splat have been guilded. The time and strike strap brass movement is designed to run eight days on a full wind. It is weight powered. (The photo of the movement was taken before the movement was cleaned and overhauled.) The pasted label on the backboard can be viewed by opening the lower door. It has suffered some losses. This is a very nice example and was intended to sit on a wall shelf or mantel. We have also seen this form displayed on top of furniture.
This super clock is in very good condition. It was made circa 1845. John Birge, Ambrose Peck, Samuel Taylor and William R. Richards were business partners and shared a successful partnership in Bristol Connecticut from 1844 through 1848. They also made many steeple clocks with a large variation of movements.
About Birge, Peck & Co. of Bristol, Connecticut
The Birge, Peck & Co. of Bristol, Connecticut was a firm comprised of John Birge, Ambrose Peck, Samuel Taylor and William R. Richards. This venture started in 1849 and lasted until 1859. John Birge retired in 1855.
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