Thursday, March 31, 2016

Nostalgic Nod to Yesteryear...Parly sunny...warm

And the Answer is...................
Are you ready for a little history? These are the clock works that
belong to a "Williams, Orton & Preston" 30 hr. Type I clock w/alarm.
It is a weight driven clock. They probably go back to circa 1820, the
clock company located in Farmington, Connecticut at that time. In the Revolutionary War era, wooden gears (wheels) were made in this country by American clock makers. Brass was too hard or too expensive to import from England. Seth Thomas Co. was the last major clock co. to make wooden gears. Eventually the bushings were made of Brass, but on this example, they are made of Bone. So those who guessed clock works, hooray for you!

We've enjoyed all the conversations these Nostalgic guessing games have sparked,, but with spring and the busy season here on the farm coming, we're going to take a break from these for awhile, we hope to revisit these posts later this year!! Thank you to each and every one of you who participated!!!!

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