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Signed "John Heintzelman * Manheim" Grandfather Clock with Original Lancaster County, Pa. Chippendale Walnut Case Circa 1785 to 1805 !!! Also spelled "Heinselman" on Dials.
John Heintzelman used Chippendale Cases made by the Famous "Johannes or Jacob Bachman" father & Son Wood Joiners, also of Lancaster,Pa. Penciled inside, on the Backboard of the Case is "#8" which could have been done by the Clock maker, or the Case Maker.
He was also an Innkeeper that built the First Inn in Manheim, named the "Black Horse". John was either the Father, or Brother, of another Clockmaker "Peter Heintzelman* Manheim" who took over after his death. (Peter reportedly born 1768 ? - died 1824)
Guaranteed Original Swiss/German Style Movement made by John (Conrad) Heintzelman, born in Aug.27,1766, who immigrated into Lancaster County,Pa. (died in Manheim,Pa. on Sept.4,1804) with his Square Frame Post design, and his 30 Hour Pull-Chain Power Train.
Dial : ALL Original Dial is in Very Fine Condition, with an almost perfect Signature, with early small painted Roman Numeral Chapter Ring Design, Gold Painted Scrolled Spandrels, and Bird in Arch Top Area.
Stands 98 1/2 inches High from feet to top of Carved Rosettes.
Book Refs. ; "Lancaster County, Pa. Clockmakers"
By : Stacy Wood & Stephan Kramer
Pages : 21
Case illustrations : 2-19, 2-20 , 2-21 , 2-37
Dials illustrated : 3-38 & 3-39
Movement Figures : 4-53 & 4-54
Bachman Case Makers Pages ; 32 & 35
Book Ref. :"Clockmakers and Watchmakers of America"
By : Spitler & Bailey
Page : 188
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Signed "John Heintzelman * Manheim" Grandfather Clock with Original Lancaster County, Pa. Chippendale Walnut Case Circa 1790 !!!
$3,300 USD SOLD
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