Lyre clock, ca. 1835
This lyre-shaped banjo clock has been tentatively attributed to Almon Smith of Boston, ca. 1835. It is an eight-day timepiece with no strike. The reverse painting on the clock features an eagle with a banner bearing the saying “E Pluribus Unum” and an unidentified coastal scene with sailing ships. “Smith” is printed on the clock face.
Donated to the Friends of Montpelier by Stewart Woolley
Accession number: J-2-01