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Ship's clock

Object Number: 
1941.806
Date: 
1850-1880
Medium: 
Wood, brass, other metal, glass, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 x 9 3/4 in. ( 7.6 x 24.8 cm )
Marks: 
inscribed in dark blue: on face: "STR. WM. COOK" inscribed: on brass plaque affixed to frame: "1853 WM. COOK. 1881" printed paper label: affixed to back of clock (only partially intact): "--OM--S [etc.]" (remnants of label resemble other Seth Thomas la
Description: 
Octagonal ship's clock with circular dial with black painted Roman numerals and smaller, second-counting dial; hinged brass rim holds glass disk over dial; octagonal wooden frame painted dark brown.
Credit Line: 
Purchase, James B. Wilbur Fund
Provenance: 
The George W. Murdock Collection of Steamboat Artifacts
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group