Benjamin Bagnall


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(b 1689; d 1740). American clockmaker. He was was born in England and emigrated c. 1710 to Boston, where he became the city's first clockmaker; his products included eight-day clocks in pine and walnut cases. His business was carried on by his son Samuel till c. 1760. The most distinctive feature of Bagnall clocks is the relatively small size of the dial.

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