Chauncey Jerome wrote: "At Richmond I was looking after our old accounts, settling up, collecting notes and picking up some scattered clocks." "One night I took one of these clocks into my room and placing it in the table, left a light burning near it and went to bed.
While thinking over my business troubles and disappointments, I could not help feeling very much depressed.
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These clocks featured a faux veined stone finish to mimic marble or serpentine, and this example has six celluloid half-pillars.
A particular success was his wooden grandfather clock movement, due to the low price.
The painted dial for grandfather clocks started to be produced in Britain from 1772, and after the Revolutionary War these dials were exported to America.
The Grandfather clock was made in America in small numbers from just after 1700, becoming more popular after 1750.
Up to 1810 the movements were made of brass, often imported from Britain, after this date American mass-produced wooden movements were used, with the occasional brass movement.
I knew there was a fortune in it." "I arrived home from the south on the 28th of January (1838), and told my brother who was a first rate clockmaker what I had been thinking about since I had been gone.
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I said to myself I will not give up yet, I know more about the clock business than anything else.