B&E Clark
Benjamin and Ellis Clark, son and grandson of the celebrated maker Ephraim Clark, were in partnership together from 1811 to 1845 at the southeast corner of Front and Market Streets in Philadelphia. Ellis, and other siblings learned the trade working for their father, Benjamin, and grandfather, Ephraim. Father and son, Benjamin and Ellis, continued the business under the name B&E Clark after Ephraim's retirement in 1811. 

In addition to their watch and clock making business, they became the largest importers of forgings and castings for Pennsylvania makers of tall case clocks (Gibbs, 24). The working dates for this partnership is 1811 to 1845.
 
B&E Clark Watch
 
B&E Clark Watch

Maker:   
Number: 
City:
Date:
B&E Clark
659
Philadelphia
1815

Description: Fusee movement with a rack lever escapement, oversize three arm escape wheel, plain dust cap and gold hands. Balance table engraved and marked "PATENT". Silver inner case with Chester assay date mark for 1815 and case maker initials (HA). Possibly faux hallmarks which may point to a locally made case. Replaced silver outer case.

B&E Clark Watch



References and recommended reading:
    • James Gibbs, Pennsylvania Clocks and Watches, Pennsylvania State University Press, 1984, pp. 23-24