Elmer Stennes Weymouth MA Cross Banded Mahogany Banjo Clock #19, 1968

Elmer Stennes, Weymouth MA

It’s amazing the fascination that so many collectors have for the clocks made by the late Elmer Stennes of Weymouth Massachusetts. By now his story is well known to collectors and the tragic events in his life and the lives of his family members. I am presenting this clock for the purposes of information as it is a 100% original clock.  Some of the features that define his work during the late 1960’s – early 1970’s include the use of the E. Howard & Co. #5 movement die stamped Elmer Stennes, the cast lead weight with the Stennes die stamp, cast lead pendulum bob with the “reverse” ES initials, and the glue blocks in the lower block are die stamped “19 on the left side and 68 on the right side identifying this clock as the nineteenth clock made in the year 1968 the year of the murder.  All of the beautiful cast brass hardware and finial all made from patterns fabricated by Elmer, and you may not realize that he was a “pattern” maker in the 1940’s and worked in the coastal shipyards  and learned this trade at that time.  You can also witness he numbered frames designating the number of the clock and the #22 on the suspension bridge of the movement matches #22 on the front plate of the movement.  The dial pan is a heavy iron plate with silk screen decoration.  The clock measures 34 inches overall.