Help with identifying more on this Moon phase tall case clock

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  1. Russ Granzow

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    I would really appreciate any information on this new acquisition. Looks late 18th century NJ style. Has the name of probably owner (Slayback) on inside base. 'Osborne' stamped ironplate on clockworks otherwise unsigned.

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    Osborne as a dial maker in Birmingham. The movement, however has smooth winding barrels suggesting it is not English.
     
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    The osborne name on its own was in use from 1779 until 1813, your dial style suggests pre 1800.
     
  4. Russ Granzow

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    Thanks ntk, Is it the case that if you see an Osborne iron plate that it implies his factory made the painted clock face or would American makers combine parts from England with American clock faces?
     
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    I would imagine they supplied the dial with the plate attached. However I don't know.
     
  6. jmclaugh

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    There don't appear to be any extra holes on the falseplate which indicates it is original to the dial which suggests Osborne also made the dial, the style indicates it is pre 1800 as Nick says.

    Osborne was one of the largest suppliers of dials to the US and it has been suggested the lack of a name on the face of dials imported by wholesalers from England to America is because the end customer for the dial was unknown when it was made and sold.
     

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