Made in New Jersey

Timeless Timepiece

Aaron Lane Clock

New Jersey was noted for its skilled clockmakers during the late 18th and early 19th Centuries. Aaron Lane of Elizabethtown (1753-1819), a noted silversmith, gained a reputation as a skilled creator of musical clocks. Lane’s name is visible on the face of this grandfather clock, built in Elizabethtown in 1798. Lane collaborated with his brother-in-law, Ichabod Williams, a cabinetmaker who made cases for the clocks. This clock stands 95 inches high and has ten bells which produce six musical selections: Washington’s Resign, Banks of the Dee, Deserdurand, Hob or by Nob, Belleisle March, and Worthington. Banks of the Dee was written in 1775 and was first printed in the Pennsylvania Ledger. It was very popular in both England and the colonies.