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Caught in a house fire - Stephen Hasham

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Hi everyone,

Recently I stumbled across this clock on Facebook marketplace. Took a gamble and bought it for a reason unknown to me, I just felt like I should so I did. The clock has been in a house fire and then in storage for years after. I can't find much about Stephen Hasham's grandfather clocks, but I did post in a FB restoration page to see if it appeared to be real. On the face it says "Chrlestown" and a typo fix for the "a", very little, but it's there. Also, it has a number, but can't seem to find many others like that.

My interest is this:
History of the clock. I know he made a few others, but I'm very intrigued.

Is this worth the restoration?
Could I do more damage restoring it?
Is there a place where people get their information/techniques for restore jobs?
Are there other places I should look on the clock for more details?

Any recommendations and/or advice would be greatly appreciated!

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Interesting that Loomes has no mention of a "Hasham" of any kind. The link Dave supplied certainly supports he lived and breathed. Searching down the page in Loomes I see this entry: "Hassam, Stephen. From Boston to Charlestown (NH, USA) c. 1787". That certainly corresponds to the info from Delaney's.
 

Jim DuBois

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A clock well worthy of a proper restoration! Nice buy. But not a good project for less than a skilled restorer I think.
 

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