Movement associated with Asa Blanchard (American, about 1770 – 1838) and Thomas McMurray (American, about 1785 – 1860)
American, Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky
Tall Case Clock, about 1808
Cherry, poplar, other woods
100 x 19 x 11 in. (254 x 48.3 x 27.9 cm.)
From the Noe Collection, Gift of Bob and Norma Noe, Lancaster, Kentucky 2008.11

From Lancashire to Lexington
Creating an ambitious tall clock in Lexington in the early 1800s was an international affair. The Lexington merchant and silversmith Asa Blanchard orchestrated the creation of this clock. Using his trade connections, mostly likely based in Philadelphia, he secured an enameled clock face made in Birmingham, England; a clock bell made in Lancashire, England; and other English components. The clock parts were assembled by Lexington clockmaker Thomas McMurray. The Lexington cabinetmaker that made the clock case remains unknown.