Banjo clock owned by Knox family, ca. 1835

Contributed by The General Henry Knox Museum


Records indicate that this banjo or lyre clock was given to Henry Gleason, the overseer of the Knox estate in Thomaston, by a member of the Knox family. Research suggests that this clock may have been made by Almon Smith of Boston, ca. 1835. The glass inserts have been back-painted with an eagle holding a shield and schooners.

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About This Item

  • Title: Banjo clock owned by Knox family, ca. 1835
  • Creator: Smith, Almon
  • Creation Date: circa 1835
  • Subject Date: circa 1835
  • Town: Boston, Thomaston
  • County: Knox, Suffolk
  • State: MA, ME
  • Media: Wood, metal, glass, paint
  • Dimensions: 103 cm x 29 cm x 10 cm
  • Local Code: J-2-01
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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For more information about this item, contact:

The General Henry Knox Museum
P.O. Box 326, Thomaston, ME 04861
(207) 354-0180

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