Tall case clock, 1760-1775
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The clock stands in the main reading room of the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia.
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Smith, Murphy D., Due Reverence: Antiques in the Possession of the American Philosophical Society (Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 1992)

Two tall case clocks were in the inventory taken of Franklin's possessions on his death. One, described as "Clock (on the stairs)" was valued at £20. That clock may be this one, which the American Philosophical Society purchased from Mrs. Henrietta Bache Jayne, a descendant of Franklin's through Benjamin Franklin (Benny) Bache.
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