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Object Name: Shelf clock
Date: 1880-1900
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Medium: Wood, brass, other metal, textile
Dimensions: Overall: 18 x 14 x 11 in. ( 45.7 x 35.6 x 27.9 cm )
Place made: Europe
Probably: France
Description: Ebonized wood chiming shelf clock with square case with curved top and square base; central brass finial and one at each corner; ormolu mounts on front corners are busts of women atop scrolls and trailing flowers; glass door on front reveals four metal dials, a large central dial that keeps time and three smaller one that adjust chimes and speed; ormolu surrounds; brass fretwork on sides of case reveal green satin textile.
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. Frederick Griffith
Object Number: 1953.328
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Marks: inscribed: on central dial: "J. E. Caldwell Co. / PHILADELPHIA" inscribed: on other dials: "CHIME", "SILENT", "SLOW", "FAST", "WESTMINSTER CHIMES", and "CHIME ON EIGHT BELLS"