Wall Clock, circa 1837

In spite of the presence of a few notable clockmakers in Quebec, the clockmaking industry in the province never really flourished. The clockmaking industries of the American states bordering Canada, such as New England or Connecticut, rapidly took over the North American market. This piece is an exception and is one of the rare wall clocks made in Quebec, in Stanstead, by Porter Kimball. It is an extremely rare clockwork artefact; there now remain only a dozen similar pieces. This wall clock was donated to the Stanstead Historical Society in 1962 by Maurice Lemay, renowned antique dealer and collector of the Sherbrooke area.

Inventory number: 1989.1124

Adoption price : $750 / ADOPTED!