Jesse Smith Concord NJ C. 1830 Lyre Clock

Jesse Smith

Jesse Smith was a clockmaker who apprenticed to Levi & Abel Hutchins at work in Concord NH C. 1830.   The eight day brass striking movement exhibits many of the characteristics you find in clocks by Chandler & Hutchins during that time period.  The brass plates with arched cutout sections, steel rack and snail elements and lift arms, cast iron bell mounted below the works,  and the identifiable design of the hands are all attributes of the work of the Chandler/Hutchins school.   The carved case with historic first finish, both reverse glass tablets are original as well.  The movement has been serviced and the clock runs and strikes properly.  The carved floral finial is original too!