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Object Name: Shelf clock
Date: ca. 1898
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Medium: Oak, glass, metal
Dimensions: Overall: 22 3/4 x 15 x 4 3/4 in. ( 57.8 x 38.1 x 12.1 cm )
Place made: North America, United States, Bristol
Description: Pressed oak shelf clock with portrait of Admiral George Dewey in a medallion in low relief at top center; other decoration includes flags, cannon balls, cannons, stars, and anchors; hinged glass door in front of dial decorated with printed yellow flags, shield, and warship (U.S.S. Maine).
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Bella C. Landauer
Object Number: 1945.36
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Marks: Printed in black on dial: "THE E. INGRAHAM CO."; on backing for bell in relief: "THE E. INGRAHAM CO. / BRISTOL, CONN. U.S.A."

Gallery Label:

This was one of the clocks in E. Ingraham Company's line of six shelf clocks commemorating military heroes. The American Clock and Watch Museum in Bristol, Connnecticut, also owns an example of this clock.

Exhibitions:

"Bella C. Landauer: Collector of Enterprise," New-York Historical Society, March 18–July 20, 2003.