Buying Time: Clocks Along the Great Road, 1790 – 1870

July 31, 2009 - January 03, 2010

Price-Strongwell Cultural Heritage Galleries

Exhibit Details

In the early nineteenth century, Northeastern clock manufacturers engaged in fierce competition to develop numerous innovations: new methods of assembly, new types of relatively inexpensive clock movements, and new ways to retail their goods in the South and circumvent Southern lawmakers’ attempts to prevent their wares from flooding the market. This compelling tale of rivalry and originality accompanies the magnificent tall case clocks and shelf clocks on exhibit in Buying Time.