The Hammond Harwood House is home to one of Maryland’s oldest domestic clocks. Attributed to clockmaker John Ebsworths, this remarkable clock was made between 1660 and 1680. Constructed before the use of a pendulum was widespread, it was modified to keep up with horological advances of the time. Join us for this free, online lecture to learn all about this local treasure!
Part of the Cathleen H. Farr Lecture Series
This lecture is a free, online presentation by local horologist Stephen J. Sieracki
Stephen J. Sieracki
Owner Stephens’s Clocks
108 Maryland Ave.
Stevensville , MD 21666
Steve has been a horologist since 2003. He is a current member of the National Association of Clock and Watch Collectors. He served as secretary of the Delaware Chapter of the NAWCC for 7 years. Moving to Maryland in 2014, he continues to repair and restore antique clocks for antique dealers and private customers to the present day.
Steve is currently working on the Edgar Miller clock collection here at Hammond Harwood house. He has been tasked with researching each clock and returning them to working order. To date Steve has worked on four of our clocks and revealed many interesting facts about each.
This lecture will be focused on our extraordinary lantern clock. This may be the oldest working clock in Maryland, dating to the 1660’s. His research has revealed much about what it is and was.