Silas Hoadley TIME IS MONEY Shelf Clock, Portrait of ALEXANDER HAMILTON

Tall Mantel Upside Down Ivory Bushed Wooden Works, Three Tablet Shelf Clock

Silas Hoadley TIME IS MONEY Shelf Clock, Portrait of ALEXANDER HAMILTON, Image 1

Silas Hoadley "Time is Money" Stenciled Shelf Clock, Plymouth, Connecticut, in a mahogany case with lower glass inscribed "Time is Money," centering window for viewing pendulum flanked by Greek revival mansions within orchard beneath blue sky. The midsection with a reverse-painted glass marked "A. Hamilton," beneath a portrait of Alexander Hamilton. The upper section enclosing the wooden polychrome painted dial with Arabic numerals on chapter ring, outer minute ring marked with circles with line through the middle and bold lines every 5 minutes. The corner spandrels display a strawberry motif. The triple tablet door with ivory escutcheon is flanked by stenciled turned and split columns which are beneath capped chimneys joining a stenciled eagle splat. Paper label on inside of backboard reads, in part: TIME IS MONEY / FRANKLIN CLOCKS / WITH THE IMPROVEMENT OF BUSHING THE / PIVOTS WITH IVORY / ARRANGED AND MANUFACTURED BY / SILAS HOADLEY / PLYMOUTH, CONN. The illustrated printed paper label with FRANKLIN CLOCKS above bust portrait of Ben Franklin, above Silas Hoadley/Plymouth (Conn.) above a spread-winged eagle atop U.S. shield. Upside-down, wood thirty-hour time strike and alarm movement powered by three cast iron weights. The case rests on carved paw feet surmounted with acanthus leaves.

Date: Circa 1835

Measurement: Height: 37"; width: 16.5"; depth: 5.75"

Material: Mahogany veneer over pine and poplar

Condition: Very good original condition. The right-proper foot missing acanthus carving yet it displays well and can be restored by your expert or ours.

Reference: Franklin's "time is money" from his short essay "Advice to a Young Tradesmen, Written by an Old One" (1748) ... a very popular maxim.


SKU: 232-434

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