Nathaniel Hazeltine of Danville, Vermont.

Nathaniel Hazeltine is somewhat of an obscure Clockmaker. A brief reference can be found in Vermont Clock and Watchmakers Silversmiths and Jewelers 1778 – 1878 which was written by Lillian Baker Carlisle. The lists him as working 1856. A reference from Walton’s Register in 1856 and until 1858 list him as a “manufacturer of watches and jewelry.” We have done some additional research and have found an Enoch Hazeltine listed in Danville census in 1820 He is listed as the father of Nathaniel. Both father and son listed in the trades. In the same census, Nathaniel has a sister listed as ten years younger. A marriage record also exists for a Nathaniel Hazeltine of Danville marring Miss Meriam Hoyt on 12/10/1819. As luck would have it, a watch paper was recent discovered and sold by Eaton’s Auction Service in Vermont on 10/18/2008. The paper reads, “Nathl Hazeltine Clock, Watch, Maker. Danville, Vermont.” On the back it is dated “1816, May 31. M??? Waddock (sp?) 1817 February, 23.”

Nathaniel Hazeltine of Danville, Vermont. "No. 2."

This cherry case has excellent narrow proportions and decorative inlay work. The case stands on an applied bracket base. The four… read more