Rush Clouse-Jatho Clock
j J Old Clock When Mr. and Mrs. Hush Clouse went to Defiance. Ohio, last winter they did not know that they would return with a family heirloom in the form of a hand made clock two hundred ana live years old. 'Not only is this clock an aged time piece hut it also works to Rev as good as new. according . Ernest Treber. an author- author- ity on such things the mechanism. The antique is and was made by Jet ho. in Alsace who examined a floor clock a man named Lorraine, ac- ac- cording to an inscription on it. It was made in the year 173S and has made two trips from Alsace Lorraine to America. It will probably stay this time as the old original family is now all gone and the Clouse family doesn't think they will he going to Europe, Europe, at least for some time to come. Through all these yevy this cock has been in the possession of the same family and was in the hands of one of the last of the old line when he died in Defiance, Ohio, a short time ago. Mr. and Mrs. Clouse had gone there to: take care of the man. a distant t relatives, during the illness which caused his death. He was a jeweler and this relic was a part of his belongings at the time he died. Mr. Treher stated that the gears were of metal, which is unusual, unusual, since a good many of the old pieces were made of wood. The hell is hand made and the size of a quart bowl. The mechanical mechanical arrangement is such that it will not go "off strike" and the counterweights are about IS pounds each.