Glass featuring an asylum in Somerville Mass

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  1. Jim DuBois

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    Interesting detail, unusual subject. Seen in a loose ogee clock yesterday. Also, another with interesting detail, also an ogee clock. So, why do so many ogees have interesting glass that seems to survive often in better shape than other clocks?

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    So glad you got pictures of these two - they really caught my eye on my first quick trip into that end of the room. The green tone of the McLean Asylum wasn't something I had seen before, and the Croton Fountain seemed to be in really good condition. I didn't have a chance to open the door to look at the back, but they appeared to be original to the clocks. Several in the silent auction had nice tablets, too.

    I've wondered if the ogee tablet images have survived because of the method of applying the engraving to the glass during that specific time? Stencils from that period are also often in good condition.
     
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    Mclean Asylum was in Belmont Mass, mostly condos now.
     
  4. Steven Thornberry

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    But only from the 1890's. Prior to that, it was in the Charlestown/Somerville area.

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