John J. Parry, Philadelphia
Regency Mahogany Twin Fusee Bracket Clock C. 1825 and sold in Philadelphia by John J. Parry. What at first glance appears to be another English Bracket clock takes on new meaning based upon the historical and genealogical connections. Parry was the nephew of Hannah Jacobs, the wife of Dr. David Rittenhouse. Upon the death of David Rittenhouse, Parry inherited the tools of the master clock maker. He is listed in the Philadelphia Directories at work as a watch & clockmaker Circa 1794 – 1835. Parry operated shops in the City of Philadelphia on 2nd. St., High St., and N. 6th St. over the years. The eight day double fusee striking bracket clock is housed in an attractive case with blind fretwork. The original painted iron convex dial is signed below the center arbor: “John J. Parry, Philad.” Overall the clock stands approximately 20 inches tall.