Ship's clock

Object Number: 
1941.881
Date: 
1840-1860
Medium: 
Brass, glass, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 1/4 x 6 1/4 in. ( 8.3 x 15.9 cm )
Marks: 
painted on black: on face: "1853 1899 / AUSTIN / SETH THOMAS" and "MADE IN U.S.A."
Description: 
Circular brass ship's clock with hinged and latched glass front over dial; face with black painted Roman numerals and other inscriptions; second-counting dial above central dial; face pierced with two holes for winding key.
Gallery Label: 
The inscription "1853 1899 / AUSTIN" may have been 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