Illustrated essays address the family history and the importance of their Quaker beliefs; time-telling and the clockmaking community in pre-1750 Philadelphia; innovative mechanical advances made by the Stretches; and their notable civic and cultural contributions to the city. The catalogue section features 84 of the 133 Peter, Thomas, and William Stretch clocks identified during the project, illustrating and fully describing the cases and the movements. The majority of the clocks are being published for the first time.
Delivery scheduled for first week of September 9th
"The definitive story of the Staffordshire-born Stretch family of clockmakers, the clocks they made, and the important role they played in early 18th-century Philadelphia"