Sarah Orne Jewett House


Shelf Clock, Reuben Bracket, Berwick, Maine, c. 1815

Although this clock, marked “Reuben Brackett / Berwick” in a lozenge below the dial, is a stand-in for the two the Jewetts had in this room, it’s made by a local man. Reuben Bracket (1791-1867) apprenticed with Abner or Paul Rogers of Berwick before moving to Vassalboro, Maine, in 1817 to continue his trade.