Boardman & Wells Bristol, Conn

This is a Half Pillar & Splat clock in a mahogany case having a pasted label that reads, "Boardman & Wells Bristol, Conn., USA." This clock is in very good condition. The columns are turned, sliced in half lengthwise and the paint decorated. They are applied to the front of the case. The splat is decorated in the same manner and is original to the clock. The condition is outstanding. Note the Boardman & Wells name which is incorporated into the deign. The front of the case features a door that is divided into two sections. The lower section features a mirror which has been replaced and is secured with putty. The upper section is fitted with it's original glass. Behind this, one will find a nicely paint decorated dial. It features Arabic numerals and various interesting gilt designs. Inside the case is the Maker's label which is applied to the inside of the backboard and is in fine condition. The wooden constructed movement is a time and strike design and will run for thirty hours on a full wind. It is weight driven. This clock is 32 inches tall and was made circa 1835.

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

This clock is inventory number HH-228.

About Boardman & Wells

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

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