BIRGE AND FULLER EIGHT-DAY 'O.G.' MANTLE CLOCK - For Sale
BIRGE AND FULLER EIGHT-DAY 'O.G.' MANTLE CLOCK
John Birge was a prolific maker of clocks who partnered with many other clockmakers over the years. He worked mostly in Bristol, Connecticut, but spent several years in New York after which he returned to Connecticut. This lovely large "O.G." mantle clock was made during Birge's partnership with Thomas Franklin Fuller around 1845. The clock retains its original hands; strap brass eight-day movement which has been professionally cleaned and runs well. The label is also complete (see photograph) and the colorful floral accented wood dial adds immeasurably to the overall appearance of the clock. The label displays the name of its printer- Elihu Geer of Hartford, Connecticut. The old original glass is nearly perfect except for a small spot of paint missing from the lower portion of the tree trunk (see photograph) which is almost impossible to notice due to the location of the spot. This impressive clock is priced well below many others of the type-especially those having an eight-day movement.