John Esterle, New Holland
Federal Cherry Tall Case Clock C. 1820, Lancaster County PA made by John Esterle. Eight day brass striking movement with lunar phase dial. The dial is a local, American painted iron dial. Eight day brass striking movement with arched cutouts in the plates. The case with broken arch scroll bonnet, shaped waist door flanked by chamfered corners. A figured panel appears above the waist door. The base with recessed panel all on original turned feet. The turned finials are original as well. The clock works are powered by their original case iron weights and regulated by the original pendulum. The clock was completely overhauled in our shop. The clock runs & strikes perfectly. Esterle moved to New Holland in Earl Township from Maytown in 1818. In 1828, Esterley advertised in the Herald (New Holland) on January 26. The ad read: JOHN ESTERLE CLOCK MAKER Respectfully informs his friends and the public that he still continues to carry on the CLOCK MAKING Business at his old stand in the village of New-Holland, where he has always on hand a handsome assortment of Clocks, which he offers for sale at the following reduced prices. First rate 8 day clocks with wild cherry cases, from 30 hour Clocks, with do $3 …,,,,, He is at work and listed in the tax records up until 1835.