George Hatch Timepiece made in North Attleboro, Massachusetts. A Banjo clock.

This is a nice clean example of a Timepiece made in Attleboro, Massachusetts made by George Hatch. This design or form was made popular in Boston by the Willard and their apprentices. A popular example of this was made in quantity by the Howard & Davis firm and then later by E. Howard & Co. This example, made outside of Boston, is very similar to the Howard No., 5 in terms of its size. This clock measures 29 inches long with a 7 inch dial. The case is constructed popular and is grained to look like mahogany with ink and stain. It is fitted with rounded frames and turned wooden bezel. This particular clock features a traditional gilt pattern on the tablets which is applied from the back and stabilized with a black field. The turned wooden bezel opens to a painted iron dial that features Roman hour numerals. It is unsigned as is the case with most of these examples. The brass movement is weight driven and will run for eight days on a full wind. It is mounted with two screws through the back plate. The shape of the Keystone, the construction of the pendulum having a detachable bob and an acorn swing indicator all suggest Hatch as the Maker. This example retains its original cast iron weight.

This clock was made circa 1860. This clock is inventory number 218099.

About George Hatch of Attleboro and North Attleboro, Massachusetts.

George Hatch was born in Attleboro in 1816 and died in North Attleboro in 1879. He was a prominent citizen. He represented the town of Attleboro in the Massachusetts State Legislature for three years, served on the School Committee and was town Treasurer. He had business dealings with many prominent Clockmakers. Some of which include Horace Tifft and David Williams of Newport, RI. Wall regulators and banjo clocks have been found.

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