Terry & Andrews Connecticut Steeple Clock made in Bristol, Connecticut.
This is a very nice example of a Connecticut Shelf Clock made by the Terry & Andrews firm of Bristol, Connecticut.
The case features figured mahogany veneers and retains an original finish. The dial is tin and is formatted with a time ring that displays the hours in Roman numerals. This dial can be viewed through the upper section of the door. The lower section of the door is fitted with a colorfully painted tablet. This is a William Fenn design and it depicts a water fountain that is being visited by two colorful birds. The scene is framed in a lovely light blue border that is decorated with gilt trimmings.
The thirty hour time and strike brass movement features lyre or harp shaped plates. It is powered by coil springs. This clock strikes the hours on a wire gong which is mounted inside the case. The strike train operates on a countwheel. This clock also features an alarm. This movement is located in the bottom of the case and is independently wound. When engaged, it will strike the bell mounted to the backboard above it.
This case measures approximately 20 inches tall and is 9.75 inches wide. It was made circa 1845.JJ-157
About Terry & Andrews of Bristol, Connecticut.
The firm Terry & Andrews was comprised of Theodore Terry and Franklin C. Andrews. This partnership was formed in 1842 and was focused on brass gallery and shelf clock manufacture. The business was located on Preston Street in East Bristol and was the largest manufacturer in Bristol after C. Jerome’s departure in 1845. The Terry & Andrews firm moved to Ansonia, Connecticut in 1850.
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