Moses Wing was born April 25,1760 the son of Samuel and Hannah Wing. He served in the Revolutionary War and was present at the retreat from New York. He was know as a Goldsmith, but made brass clocks, silver spoons, etc. and also repaired watches. Several tall case clocks are known to us. All of which have had sheet brass dials that were skillfully engraved and treated with a silver wash. This type of dial was very popular with the clockmaking school of Thomas Harland and later Daniel Burnap. In fact, we know that Wing apprenticed to Thomas Harland and that the construction of the movements known, reflect this. Moses Wing died in 1809 and is buried in Windsor where his tombstone still stands.
This is a fine cherry case tall clock with an engraved silvered brass dial signed by Moses Wing of Windsor, Connecticut.… read more