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Ship's clock

Object Number: 
1941.808
Date: 
1860-1880
Medium: 
Wood, leather, brass, other metal, glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 1/8 x 11 7/8 in. ( 7.9 x 30.2 cm )
Marks: 
painted in black: on dial: "PATENT / LEVER ESCAPEMENT" engraved: on bronze plaque: "GENERAL SEDGEWICK / 1862 1902" printed paper label: affixed to back of clock: "NEW HAVEN CLOCK Co. / MANUFACTURERS OF / NIGHT AND ONE DAY / BRASS CLOCKS, / Time Pieces
Description: 
Octagonal ship's clock with dial mounted in leather-bound wooden frame; circular glass window set in brass frame with hinge and latch; sheet metal backing for dial painted with black Roman numerals and inscriptions on white ground; smaller, second-counting dial below central dial; bronze plaque below dial.
Gallery Label: 
The bronze plaque was most likely added by the collector, George W. Murdock.
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