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American Shelf/Mantel Clock, manufactured by Henry Terry & Co., Plymouth, Ct., C. 1835

American Shelf/Mantel Clock, manufactured by Henry Terry & Co., Plymouth, Ct., C. 1835

Product Description:

30 hour wooden works shelf/mantel clock made by Henry Terry & Co. of Plymouth, Ct. The clock has a reverse painted glass splat and stenciled columned case. These glass splats are quite unique and were offered in place of the far more common stenciled wooden splats. This particular clock has four original glasses: both glass panels in the splat, the dial glass and the highly decorative lower glass. The painted wooden dial. paper label, and gold stenciling on the ebonized half-round side columns are original. There are steel Sun and Moon hands which were traditionally used by Henry Terry (1801-1877).
The original 30 hour time and hourly striking movement consists of handcrafted solid oak plates, carved cherrywood gears and a brass escapement with pendulum rod, all powered by two small iron weights.


Height 31.5 in. x Width 17.25 in.


The dial, glasses and case decoration are genuine and original throughout with no evidence of any touch-up. There is a small sliver of glass missing in very upper right object glass splat, and a tight corner crack in lower tablet. Both are barely noticeable. This is a very special 30 hour wooden works clock, one that is, indeed, difficult to find. This very rare and colorful wooden works clock is in excellent original condition throughout. (Although the clock is able to run and strike, we advise clients that all wooden works clocks, considering the effects of air conditioning and heating on wood, should be used primarily as a decorative item. However, running the clock for selective brief periods should do no harm to the mechanism.) Please contact cataloging@lofty.com with specific condition questions.

About The Artist:

Made by the son and partner of Eli Terry Sr., the inventor of the American shelf clock and the first to use inter-changeable parts for the mass production of clocks in America. Henry worked in Plymouth, Connecticut with his father in the famous partnerships of Eli Terry & Sons (1823-1831) and Eli Terry & Son (1831-1832), before going into business for himself in one of his father's old factories on the Naugatuck River in Plymouth. Henry Terry & Co. existed in the clock business between 1834 and 1836. In 1837 Henry converted the factory to a woolen mill and continued in that business until 1860.


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American Shelf/Mantel Clock, manufactured by Henry Terry & Co., Plymouth, Ct., C. 1835

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