B. & H. Twiss, another Meriden, Ct. shelf clock!

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  1. dlb1052

    dlb1052 Registered User
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    Good day all. Getting a little quiet in wood works, so perhaps you would like to look at this. Recently, I posted an Orrin Cook clock from Meriden Ct. Well, it appears I am trying to corner the market on Meriden clocks. So, I had to buy this Meriden clock sold by B&H Twiss. Perhaps, most are familiar with the recognized Twiss family for tall case clocks. This is a typical half column and splat shelf clock, with stenciling including the top and bottom column blocks, or whatever they are called. The clock has the original puttied in top glass and I believe maybe an early replacement lower mirror, not sure. The case is a full door design with side lock, apparently an early clock. Luckily it had very little veneer lose, so I only did minimal surface cleaning to see the stenciling. The label and face also suffered some lose. The label printer is Wm. D. Starr from nearby Middletown, Ct. It has a typical Chauncey Boardman groaner movement, working well. Please enjoy the photos and I welcome all remarks. Thanks for looking. Diane

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    Sorry all, should have put Twiss in the title so it will appear in a search. This is in regards to a previously posted thread as of Sunday February 9, 2020, entitled Another Meriden clock. I did not know how to edit previous post.
     
  3. Kevin W.

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    Is this the same Twiss family from Montreal, Canada?
     
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    Thanks for looking Kevin and you are correct. The Twiss family established their tall case clock factory in Montreal, Canada. Brothers Benjamin and Hiram (B & H) remained in Meriden to run the shelf clock business. Hiram (younger brother) at some point relocated to Nashville, Tennessee and managed clock sales. Diane
     
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    Nice ww clock!

    Very nice well preserved stenciling and dial.

    Yes, the ww forum is generally rather inactive. One might consider that something of a benefit in that as nice clocks like this remains near the surface rather then being quickly buried under the more typical, to me, less interesting stuff.

    Thanks for sharing.

    RM
     
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