Antique American Clocks January 2022
Silas B. Terry column & cornice shelf clock, ca. 1835. A 35-inch case with full-length columns veneered in flame mahogany, as is the base. Note the repairs to the right column (at bottom) and the top left cornice piece. Both glasses are original with the original tablet, with minimal losses. T. Swift signed the backside of the tablet in 1859. The wooden dial board is in good condition and has a large center opening to view the unusual round movement; the hands are period but the minute hand looks to be a slightly short replacement. The 8-day, time-and-strike movement is unsigned, running and striking the wire gong on the hours. There are two 10-lb iron weights and a period pendulum bob. A small card label indicates the manufacturer (Silas B. Terry, Horologist) in Plymouth, Conn. A nice example of an SBT clock from this period. Hortonís sold an SBT clock with this movement in 2019 for $690. $250-$500.