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Object Name: Ship's clock
Date: 1878-1900
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Medium: Wood, brass, metal, glass
Dimensions: Overall: 3 1/4 x 9 in. ( 8.3 x 22.9 cm )
Place made: North America, United States
and: New York
Description: Octagonal wooden clock with circular white dial with black painted Roman numerals; hinged brass rim holds glass disk over dial; molded wooden sides; brass plaque below dial with inscription.
Credit Line: Purchase, James B. Wilbur Fund
Object Number: 1941.879
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Marks: incised: on plaque: "1863 1912 / S. O. Pierce" printed in black: on paper label affixed to back: "ONE - DAY / LEVER / SETH THOMA[S] / THOMASTON, CONN., U.S.A., / MANUFACTURER OF EVERY VARIETY . . . [with further inscriptions relating to other clocks produced]" printed(?): on dial: "SOP" (painted on or over with gold paint)

Gallery Label:

The Ansonia Clock Co. opened a second factory in Brooklyn, New York in 1879 and by June of 1880 the factory employs 360 workers. The plaque was probably added by the collector, George W. Murdock.

Provenance:

The George W. Murdock Collection of Steamboat Artifacts