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Ellicott clock, 1769Ellicott clock, 1769

A masterpiece of eighteenth-century American clock making, this tall case clock was built by Joseph Ellicott, a Quaker millwright and mechanic. The Ellicott family donated this horological treasure, long sought by curators, to the National Museum of American History in 1999.

See also: Clocks and Watches

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