[Americana] [Connecticut Clockmaking]
Early to mid 19th-century Manuscript Business Account Book relating to Clock Manufacture in Connecticut
(Plymouth, Connecticut), (1814-1853). 4to (8 x 6 1/2 inches; 200 x 160 mm). Original sheep-backed boards, rubbed and worn, binding broken. Approximately 290 pp. With ownership signature of the Plymouth, Connecticut Clockmaker Silas Hoadley on front board and its verso.
This account book contains numerous entries relating to the clock manufacturing activities of Silas Hoadley and other Connecticut clockmakers, including Seth Thomas and Eli Terry. Terry, Thomas, and Hoadley, often in partnerships, or in other professional relationships to each other, developed Plymouth, Connecticut and its environs into one of the world's centers of clock manufacturing. Their introduction of mass production to the art of clockmaking is often considered as the beginning of the Industrial Revolution in America. This account book records that revolution.
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Sold for $6,875 (buyer's premium included)