Chauncey Boardman WW clock

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  1. harold bain

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    #1 harold bain, Apr 3, 2011
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    The last of my recent auction purchases, this one will need some restoration.
    A few things I've noted. No weight rails, and no signs it ever had any. Door includes columns. Tablet needed (not sure what the one on there is supposed to be). Dial in great shape. Unusual movement, seems complete, no broken parts:D.
    Printer line is "P. Canfield, Printer, Hartford".
    Around 1830?

    I just added a picture of the case after cleaning with GOJO waterless hand cleaner (no pumice).
    Note the brighter stencilling. Couldn't hardly see it on the columns or blocks before cleaning.
     

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    Nice "groaner" movement clock. The name is supposedly derived from the sound made by the strike train. I guess is sounds like a groan.

    These movements have the motion works is on the outside of the front plate with an overhead strike.

    Boardman is credited with developing this type of movement. It was used by other makers in a variety of case styles.

    Especially like the "folky" stencilling on the splat.

    Another nice find!

    RM
     
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    Nice one, Harold. I found this on the net about Canfield. There may be more. Seems to have been out of the publishing business by 1839. No guarantees about the information's accuracy.
     
  4. harold bain

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    Spittlers' and Bailey's tells me that Boardman was working alone from 1824 to 1832, so I would date this one to some time between those two dates.
    Thought I might find something on Canfield in Tran's Seth Thomas book, but he apparently never used this printer.
     
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    Very nice Harold, looks great after a clean up.:)
     
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    Just wow! Need to head to Canada. :)
     

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