Ansonia “No.1 Jumper” Clock

This is an Ansonia No.1 Jumper (or “bobbing doll”) clock, dated December 14, 1886 on its four-inch paper dial. A post-style clock, its stand and case appear to have been made of nickel-plated brass; however, the nickel plating has worn off of this one in most places. While this type of “bobbing…

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Ansonia Tin Can Swinger

This clock is a type of Swinging Arm – or “Swinger” – clock that was sold during the mid- to late 1880s. This was the same period during which the Bobbing Doll (Ansonia Jumper Clock), model was manufactured. This particular clock is called a “Tin Can Swinger” because the upper…

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Silas B. Terry Steeple Clock

This steeple clock was constructed in 1834 by Silas B. Terry of the noted Terry Clock Company of Connecticut. It has an oversized balance wheel with an enlarged rack lever style escapement. The thirty-hour time and strike movement is powered by two mainspring driven wooden fuzees. The brass plates of…

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John W. Kuhl: New Jersey in the Civil War

John W. Kuhl authored “Hunterdon County in the Civil War, The Times, The Men, Their Stories”. He is a longtime researcher on New Jersey’s participation in the Civil War, Three Bridges history, and Hunterdon family genealogy, and is a sought-after lecturer on those topics. An avid collector of New Jersey…

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We Salute WWII Veteran, Stephen M. Domovich

The Astle-Alpaugh Family Foundation is committed to the preservation of our local and national heritage. Presentations like this one, which share the oral histories and material artifacts of the human experience, contribute to our society’s sense of perspective on the present and future, and provide opportunities for reflection on and…

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