This clock is interesting in several ways, not the least of which is the paper on wood dial, lithographed by Endicott & Swett, New York. I knew of only two other such clocks, one by Eli Terry Jr., the other by Samuel Terry (Eli's brother) until this one came to auction two weeks or so ago. Recently an identical paper on wood dial showed up on eBay, which was purchased by a friend who is doing research on these rare clocks. The seller had another loose dial, in poor condition, which my friend also purchased, so in addition to three complete clocks, we know of two loose dials with the same lithographed paper. The dial on the clock illustrated here is apparently the best of the extant examples, as far as condition, quality of hand colored details, etc. The second feature which distinguishes this Samuel Terry transition clock is the overpasted label of W. Griswold, Hartford, a name previously unknown in the literature. He was undoubtedly a clock dealer. The clock features an original tablet, with some losses, a great stenciled splat, and one replaced foot. For some unknown reason, a well meaning but ill-informed former owner has stripped the half columns. Luckily, he stopped there. I would be very interested in hearing of other examples of paper on wood dial shelf clocks- while few and far between, they are apparently out there. Please send me a private message if you know of one. It will help further our knowledge of these rare and interesting artifacts.