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Tall case clock


Object number

RIF6274

Maker

Clockmaker Caleb Wheaton and Son, 1807 - 1827

Dimensions

229.87 x 43.82 x 22.86 cm (90 1/2 x 17 1/4 x 9 in.)

Date

1820

Current location

Historic Deerfield, Inc.

Geography

Made in Providence, Rhode Island
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Medium

Sycamore and birch[?]

Marks

"Caleb Wheaton & Son / PROVIDENCE / 1820," in ink, on paper dial

Inscriptions

"This clock was made by Caleb Wheaton of Provdence, Rhode Island at the order of my grandfather, Daniel Lyman, and the second hand was put on to time the speed of the machinery in the LYMAN MILL where is stood for 55 years, then removed to the factory store building now torn down. In 1875 it was brought up from there to my farm at No Peer and has run ever since. Daniel W. Lyon March 14, 1886," written on a paper label in clock interior

Style

Federal

Provenance

Daniel Lyman (1756–1830), Newport and North Providence, Rhode Island; by descent to his grandson Daniel W. Lyon. Helen Bibas; bequeathed to Historic Deerfield, Massachusetts

Associated names

Daniel Lyman
Daniel W. Lyon
Helen Bibas

Bibliography

Patricia E. Kane et al., Art and Industry in Early America: Rhode Island Furniture, 1650–1830, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2016), 417n5.