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Ship's clock

Object Number: 
1941.879
Date: 
1878-1900
Medium: 
Wood, brass, metal, glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 1/4 x 9 in. ( 8.3 x 22.9 cm )
Marks: 
incised: on plaque: "1863 1912 / S. O. Pierce" printed in black: on paper label affixed to back: "ONE - DAY / LEVER / SETH THOMA[S] / THOMASTON, CONN., U.S.A., / MANUFACTURER OF EVERY VARIETY . . . [with further inscriptions relating to other clocks pro
Description: 
Octagonal wooden clock with circular white dial with black painted Roman numerals; hinged brass rim holds glass disk over dial; molded wooden sides; brass plaque below dial with inscription.
Gallery Label: 
The Ansonia Clock Co. opened a second factory in Brooklyn, New York in 1879 and by June of 1880 the factory employs 360 workers. The plaque was probably 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