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I couldn't see the date 1810 on the dial, but it didn't enlarge much, so I may have missed it. I would be interested to see the movement which you mentioned also had the date.Hi everyone. I bought this clock a couple of months ago. The dial and movement have the date of 1810 written on both of them. The case looked unusually simple to me and I saw some similar cases on the Internet that were Shaker clocks. Any thoughts? Thank you as always.
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Ditto on all counts.The 1810 date may well be a later addition to the seat board. Whiting was first listed as starting in business in 1811 and the movement and dial pictured appears of a later manufacture, not of his earlier work. The case is not of Shaker origin, their craftsmanship was always first-rate, often used dovetails in their work, and they were known to use hardwoods, not pine, in their construction projects.
"Riley Whiting in Winchester, Lamson & Sperry, Lamson, Sperry & Co., and
later Mark Leavenworth & Co., all of Waterbury, Connecticut, produced thousands of these
thirty-hour, wooden tall clock movements from 1811-1816."