Terry & Andrews of Bristol, Connecticut. 8-day Steeple. Overpasted label, Anthony Smidt of Buffalo, New York.
This is an excellent example of a Connecticut Steeple Clock made by the Terry & Andrews firm of Bristol, Connecticut that retains the retailer's overpasted label of Anthony Smidt. Smidt's shop was located at No. 469 Main Street in Buffalo, New York.
The case is veneered in figured mahogany and retains an original finish. The dial is tin and features a time ring that displays the hours in Roman numerals. The lower section of the door is fitted with a wonderfully painted tablet. It features a William Fenn design which depicts a patriotic theme and retains excellent color. The eight day time and strike brass movement features lyre or harp shaped plates. The front plate is die stamped by the Maker. The movement is powered by coil springs. This example retains its original springs which are brass. This clock strikes the hours on a wire gong which is mounted inside the case. The strike train operates on a countwheel.
This case measures approximately 20 inches tall and is 9.75 inches wide. It was made circa 1845.
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