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Claggett: Newport's Illustrious Clockmakers
Written by Donald L. Fennimore and Frank L. Hohmann III
In the eighteenth century, Newport, Rhode Island, was home to some of the most skilled craftsmen in colonial North America. Among them were clockmakers William Claggett, James Wady, and Thomas Claggett-individuals whose surviving clocks were best-known records of their lives. Through a broad search for new archival material as well as the discovery of additional existing works, the authors now offer a more accurate picture of these men, their trade, and the life in Newport at the time. It is an important contribution to the history of masterful craftsmanship in Rhode Island. Published by the Winterthur and Newport Historical Society Hardback; 268 pages with 321 color illustrations.