While responding to the Welton posting below, it occurred to me that I might post another Welton from my collection. (The following is pasted from my other post...) When Hiram purchased E. Terry Jnr.'s shop in 1841, he inherited several miniature half column cases, with interestingly painted and stenciled cases. While Terry installed short drop time & strike movements in these, Hiram developed a neat time and alarm movement (two versions, actually) and so produced miniature timepieces, with alarms. These are quite hard to find, and have gotten pricey. Note that the case is grain painted, then stenciled here and there over the graining, including the splat and plinths. I've seen maybe 5 of these over the years, and each is decorated differently- all feature smoke decorated half columns (done by holding the work over a burning candle). One I know of has smoke decorated sides, most others have grained sides. They are very beautiful little timepieces, and I feel privileged to own one. Mine unfortunately has an old mirror replacing the original reverse painted tablet, but otherwise it is in excellent condition. I have been searching for a wrecked ogee with a suitable tablet that would replace the mirror, but have not yet succeeded in that quest. The beautifully painted dial is original and in great condition, the hands are original, and the alarm disk, which is missing from many of these, is present. It is quite nice in that it is blued steel, with bronze powder numbers applied. The picture of the movement was sent to me by the auction house, and led me to believe that many of the alarm actuating parts were missing. It turned out that they were in an envelope that came with the timepiece, which was a nice surprise. I'll try to post a better picture of the complete movement. The diminutive case stands 24 3/8" tall, and 13 3/4" wide. Hiram and his brother Heman ran into trouble with Chauncey Jerome when they marketed clocks, early in the brass movement era, featuring movements that were too much like those made under the Noble Jerome patent. They worked with Eli terry to design and manufacture a patent busting movement for their shelf clocks, and apparently succeeded in doing so. The firm failed in 1845.