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Masonic Grandfather Clock

I thought I would share with you some photos of a Grandfather Clock. The clock casing itself was salvaged and re-conditioned by my Great Grandfather in the late 1800’s. The clock face however is the interesting part. It was not until I was older that I realized the significance of it.

Clock Face Detail

The face itself is circa mid-late 1800’s. A closer look at the top of the face reveals some very detailed Masonic icons.

Clock Face Masonic Details

The face I believe to be a one of a kind piece painted by my Great-Grandfather or his daughter. Both were very talented artisans. He more so at woodwork. Any Mason will probably realize how incredible it is that during the late 1800’s he would make such iconic information public. This is of particular interest knowing that he was in fact a 32nd degree Mason at the time.

New information reveals that the clock face itself and some elements of the clock were possibly constructed by Silas Hoadley of Plymouth Connecticut. The body of the clock however is a reproduction constructed by my Great Grandfather to house the antique clock face. The original finials on the clock were brace and the ones on the reconstruction are hand lathed maple.

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  1. Janice Talbot says

    We recently inherited a S. Hoadley clock. The face of the clock is almost identical to the one shown on this page. How exciting! I have pictures we could share with you, if there is any interest.


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