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Shelf clock

Object Number: 
INV.260
Date: 
1841-1860
Medium: 
Wood, sheet brass, other metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 21 3/8 x 12 x 7 1/2 in. ( 54.3 x 30.5 x 19 cm )
Marks: 
printed in black: on dial: "YEAR CLOCK CO. NEW YORK" and "A. D. CRANE'S PATENT" printed in black: on green paper lining: "CRANE'S / PATENT TWELVE MONTH / CLOCKS / MANUFACTURED by / THE YEAR CLOCK Co, / 35 Cortland Street / New York . . . [extensive dire
Description: 
Ebonized wood case with four freestanding columns with brass mounts on capitals and bases; rectangular base and flat, rectangular top, both with ormolu mounts; square ormolu surround for circular clock dial; green paper lining with black printed pattern and inscriptions inside case.
Gallery Label: 
This is a "rotary pendulum" clock designed to run for a year on one winding. Aaron Crane invented the rotary or tortion clock in 1841. They were marketed by The Year Clock Co. of New York and also by James R. Miller & Co.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group