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    Clock, Model 4706

    • Designer: Gilbert Rohde, American, 1894-1944
    • Manufacturer: Howard Miller Clock Co., founded 1926
    • Medium: Painted and chrome-plated metal, glass
    • Place Manufactured: Zeeland, Michigan, United States
    • Dates: ca. 1933
    • Dimensions: 6 3/8 x 6 x 2 3/4 in. (16.2 x 15.2 x 7 cm)  (show scale)
    • Markings: Printed in black on clock face: "HERMAN [his logo -- HM in circle] MILLER / HERMAN MILLER CLOCK CO. ZEELAND. MICH. U.S.A." On back of clock, raised letters on metal backing: "MANUFACTURED UNDER PATS. / NO. 1,719,805-1, 797,912 / RE. 17,779 OTHERS PEND. / MADE IN U.S.A." On back of clock, on protruding section where cord is attached, raised letters: "115V - 60 CYCLE - 2W"
    • Collections:Decorative Arts
    • Museum Location: This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    • Accession Number: 1999.141.4
    • Credit Line: Gift of Paul F. Walter
    • Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
    • Caption: Gilbert Rohde (American, 1894-1944). Clock, Model 4706, ca. 1933. Painted and chrome-plated metal, glass, 6 3/8 x 6 x 2 3/4 in. (16.2 x 15.2 x 7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Paul F. Walter, 1999.141.4. Creative Commons-BY
    • Image: overall, 1999.141.4_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
    • Catalogue Description: Round electric alarm clock with a frame and rectangular base of chrome-plated metal; face painted light gold with black numerals and three hands behind a glass cover. Frame encircling clock face is about 1/2" high and 1/2" deep; it is set into a low rectangular base with a rounded front edge and three parallel, square-grooved channels running from edge of clock frame down around front of base. Bottom of base lined with rust-colored felt. Clock face set back in frame behind glass; numerals are stylized and bulbous. Three hands, from back to front: hour hand is a large black circle with protruding triangle "pointer"; minute hand is long, narrow black rectangle with short tail extending past center point; second hand is very thin red strip terminating in a tear-drop shaped tail. Back of clock is a conforming metal plate attached with screws. A raised cylinder houses the clock works; on its flat back are four dials and knobs for setting the clock, inscribed instructions, and (protruding from bottom) the electric cord. CONDITION: Fair; small pits and scratches all over chromed casing and base; back has deeper scratches and losses of paint.
    • Record Completeness: Good (74%)
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