This is a 19th century Chauncy Boardman triple fusee steeple clock. The clock features a 30hr fusee driven, time, strike, and alarm movement with a white painted metal dial. The movement is housed in a mahogany-veneered Sharp Gothic case, with a single door and etched lower glass. The glass has a striking spread eagle, decorated with a federal shield on its chest and laurel sprigs and a bundle of crossed arrows clutched in its talons. Thirteen stars, to represent the thirteen original colonies, form an arc over the eagle's head.
Chauncey Boardman was born in 1789. He worked in Bristol from 1810 through 1850. He began making wood tall clock movements with Butler Dunbar until 1812 when he bought him out. Boardman made movements for other companies, including Chauncey Jerome. In 1832 he formed a partnership with Joseph Wells. Boardman and Wells operated four separate factories that produced wood movements in great quantity until 1837 when rolled brass was introduced. In 1844 the firm split and each continued under their own name. Chauncey Boardman died in 1857.
Very good condition, considering age and past handling. Finish has minor wear, some dial wear and flaking. Running. Measures 19 3/4" high.