JC Brown, Bristol CT
Circa 1850 JC Brown Forestville CT miniature 8 day fusee acorn clock. This is a very hard to find clock. The label reads… “EIGHT DAY BRASS CLOCKS, SPRINGS WITH EQUALIZING POWER WARRANTED NOT TO FAIL.” Manufactured and Sold by Forestville Manufacturing Company, JC Brown Bristol CT. The case has a warm patina, nice color, dry finish. Restored reverse glass geometric tablet, original door latch and hinges. Movement is die stamped Forestville Mfg Co. as well. The works are similar to figure 31b in the book by Roberts & Taylor “Jonathan Clark Brown and the Forestville Manufacturing Company” on page 37. On page 33 of this same book you will see a related example of this clock shown in fig. 28a, and on the same page you will see the label depicted in fig. 28b. Overall the clock dimensions are 19 X 10 3/4 X 4 inches.