Shelf clock

Object Number: 
1945.36
Date: 
ca. 1898
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 )
Marks: 
printed in black: on dial: "THE E. INGRAHAM CO." in relief: on backing for bell: "THE E. INGRAHAM CO. / BRISTOL, CONN. U.S.A."
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).
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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group