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1790, on whose books the first is charged January 1, 1791, at £ 3 12s. 8d. In East Windsor the brassclock manufacture was carried on by Daniel Burnap. In 1793, Eli Terry, who had been instructed in the business by Burnap, made brass and wooden clocks, with long pendulums; price for a wooden clock and case, from $18 to $48, the higher priced ones having a brass dial and dial for seconds, and the moon's age, and a more costly case. Brass clocks with a case cost from $38 to $60. Terry used a hand-engine for cutting the teeth of the wheels and pinions, and a foot-lathe for the turned work. In November, 1797, he patented an improvement in clocks, watches, struction of an equation clock, showing the difference between apparent and mean time. In 1802, in which year Willard of Boston took a patent for his time-pieces, Terry began the business on a larger scale by water power. In 1814 he introduced a new era in the business by commencing on the Naugatuck River the manufacture of the