Very Rare Eight Day Tall Case Clock
Time and strike brass works movement by the hand of Issac Reed 1746-1809 Stamford, Connecticut, Circa 1805. Case of mahogany, poplar and pine retaining an old/original faux grained surface. One of only a few known clocks attributable to this maker. In a remarkable state of preservation. The works were recently cleaned and adjusted.
h. 89" P.O.R.
Isaac Reed, Stamford, CT. (1746-1809)
"Isaac Reed, a son of William and Rachel (Kellog) Reed was born in New Canaan on December 21, 1746. He married Elizabeth Lockwood and had a family of three children. He probably commenced clockmaking in Stamford about 1768 and was working there at the trade in 1776. he was a Tory and moved to Shelburne, Nova Scotia, to escape the Revolutionary War, but returned to Stamford in 1790. In that year he joined the Methodist Episcopal Church and Methodist meetings were held at his home for a number of years. He was a master of the Stamford lodge of Masons. He died in Stamford, probably soon after 1808." Connecticut Clockmakers of the 18th Century, Penrose R. Hoopes. p. 105-6.
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