Cultural Objects, Furniture
Hylton Grandfather Clock
PeopleMaker/Creator: Elder Andrew Jackson Hylton
PlacesWillis (Burks Fork District)
- Height: 86 inches
- Width: 20 3/8 inches
- Depth: 13 inches
This clock has a manufactured clock face, moon dial, and “works” with a glass front door revealing the weights and pendulum. The cabinetry includes a base with a plinth and a symmetrical pediment with center finial on top.
Elder Andrew Jackson “Andy” Hylton (1922-1994) was the pastor of Blue Ridge Primitive Baptist Church in Willis. After retiring from the Willis Post Office, he spent many hours on woodworking projects, building tables, chests, desks, and clocks in addition to smaller projects such as candleholders. See also Aster the Rhino in our Folk Art Collection.