Luther Smith of Keane, New Hampshire.

Luther Smith was born in Colrian, Massachusetts around 1767 and had moved to Keene, New Hampshire sometime around 1793. He married Sarah Eveleth in Bolton, Ma in 1798. His shop was located on Federal Row which is now Main Street in Keene. He also purchased a mill from Nathan Blake on what is now known as West Street. In Keene, he built the first public clock which was installed in the old meeting-house at the head of main street in 1794. Its’ cost, including a ten year warranty, was 36 pounds. The clock’s one dial faced to the south and unfortunately the clock was lost in 1828 when the meeting-house was moved. Smith also built the first brick tavern house in 1805. Other tall clocks as well as banjo clocks, New Hampshire mirror clocks and tower clocks have been found by this Maker. He died on October 21, 1839 at the age of 73. He is buried in the Washington Street Cemetery.

Luther Smith of Keene, New Hampshire. Tall case clock.

This inlaid tall case clock is a diminutive size. it stands a mere 7 feet 1.5 inches tall to the top… read more

Luther Smith of Keene, New Hampshire

This is a nice example of New Hampshire Mirror clock which was made by Luther Smith of Keene, New Hampshire. The… read more