Pennsylvania Clocks and Clockmakers: An Epic of Early American Science, Industry, and Craftsmanship

New York: Bonanza Books, 1955. Hardcover. Blue cloth, grey cloth spine. xviii, 299 pp. Numerous bw illus. VG. Item #27981

The first book devoted solely to clocks made in Pennsylvania. "A mine of new information on old timepieces. It gives a detailed account of Pennsylvania tall case clocks and their European antecedents. It tells of their makers, who included Banjamin Franklin and Matthias Baldwin (of locomotive fame); of the part the clocks played in the development of Pennsylvania; of the succeeding styles in decoration, furniture, and folk art that strongly influenced their design.... Will prove indispensable for libraries, scholars, historical societies, and collectors of clocks and antiques." (dj).

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