Boston Clock Co., Boston, Massachusetts. No. 4. A wall timepiece. -SOLD-

The Boston Clock Company was organized by Joseph H. Eastman & James Gerry on May 29,1884. It was actually located in Chelsea. This Company was formed as the successor to the Harvard Clock Company. Joseph H. Eastman became the manager of the this new firm. In January of 1894 the Boston Clock Company was sold to the Ansonia Clock Company of Brooklyn, New York. All tools machinery and patents were included in the sale. In March of the same year, Joseph Eastman and others tried to revive it as the Eastman Clock Company the following year. This new firm lasted only one year. The Boston Clock Company manufactured clocks predominately in the style of the crystal regulator, carriage clocks and other mantel clocks in marble case. A few wall clock were produced.

This is a very unusual model in terms of its case style and may very well be the earliest clock known by the manufacturer. It is constructed in ash and retains its original finish. This very difficult to find example measures approximately 26 inches long, 12 inches wide at the upper molding and 5.5 inches deep. It is a diminutive size and features an interesting form. Both opens in the case are fitted with glass. The front of the case is a door that allows one access to the dial and internal bits.

The dial is painted on tin and measures 8 inches in diameter. It is signed in this location "Boston Clock Co."

The movement is brass and is die-stamped by the Maker on the lower section of the front plate. It is also die-stamped on the bridge and on the front plate number "4." This suggests a very early production date for this Company. The movement is weight driven and is designed to run for eight-days on a full wind. The weight is cast iron and original to this clock. The pendulum features a wooden rod and a brass covered bob. The outstanding bob is wonderfully decorated with a concentric ring turned design. The motion of the pendulum bob can be viewed through the lower opening in the front of the case.

This wall clock was made circa 1884.

About Boston Clock Company of Boston, Massachusetts.

The Boston Clock Company was organized by Joseph H. Eastman & James Gerry on May 29,1884. The facory was actually located across the harbor in Chelsea. This Company was formed as the successor to the Harvard Clock Company. Joseph H. Eastman became the manager of the this new firm. In January of 1894 the Boston Clock Company was sold to the Ansonia Clock Company of Brooklyn, New York. All tools machinery and patents were included in the sale. In March of the same year, Joseph Eastman and others tried to revive it as the Eastman Clock Company. This new firm lasted only one year. The Boston Clock Company manufactured clocks predominately in the style of the crystal regulator, carriage clocks and other mantel clocks in marble case. A few wall clock were produced.

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