Ship's clock

Object Number: 
1941.880
Date: 
1840-1860
Medium: 
Brass, other metal, glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 1/4 x 6 1/4 in. ( 8.3 x 15.9 cm )
Marks: 
painted in black: on dial: "THOMAS POWELL / 1846 / SETH THOMAS / U.S.A."
Description: 
Circular brass ship's clock with removable glass front over silver painted sheet brass dial with black painted Roman numerals and other inscriptions; pierced with two holes for winding key; smaller, second-counting dial set above central dial.
Gallery Label: 
The inscription "THOMAS POWELL / 1846" 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