19th Century Clockmaking - Craft To Mass Production

19th Century Clockmaking - Craft To Mass Production
In the 19th Century - clockmaking in Connecticut evolved quickly from craft to small scale production after Eli Terry demonstrated wooden movements could be mass produced and by 1860 many clock partnerships had declined and seven large clock factories had developed manufacturing significant quantities of clocks.
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Two excellent supplements that provide more details about Connecticut clock manufacturing.

Kenneth D. Roberts "Some Observations on Connecticut Clockmaking 1790-1850", Supplement No. 6

Doug Shaffer "Survey History of American Spring Driven Clocks 1840-1860", Supplement No. 7

Both are available in Publications area on website and downloadable as pdf or hard copies can be borrowed from the Library for NAWCC members.

About the Presenter: Andrew Dervan  joined the NAWCC in 1997 and in 2000 began researching the histories of various makers and companies. His principal collecting interest is weight-driven clocks from late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.  In 2011, he retired from DuPont Performance Coatings and spends some of free time writing articles for Clock and Watch Bulletin, running his clock appraisal business, Pointe Clock Appraisal, and volunteering at Henry Ford Museum and a local animal shelter. In 2011 he became an NAWCC Fellow and in 2016 he received the James Gibbs Literary Award.

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