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Clock

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Brass
DATES 1948-1975
DIMENSIONS 3 3/8 x 7 11/16 x 3 1/4 in. (8.6 x 19.5 x 8.3 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS On metal plate screwed onto underside of body: "Lawson Electric Clock / cyc.v.110 w.4 or less style no. 310 / Model P.40 / 60 Pat. No. 1990645 / Serial No. A-34861 / Lawson Time, Inc., Alhambra, Calif." Painted in script on clock face: "Lawson"
SIGNATURE no signature
INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
ACCESSION NUMBER 85.109.10
CREDIT LINE Gift of Paul F. Walter
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION Kem Weber (American, born Germany, 1889-1963). Clock, 1948-1975. Brass, 3 3/8 x 7 11/16 x 3 1/4 in. (8.6 x 19.5 x 8.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Paul F. Walter, 85.109.10. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE overall, 85.109.10_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Rectangular brass clock case with rounded front corners, 3/4" applied band of brass plate and oxidized metal soldered to front, forming alternating black and brass stripes of 1/16" width. The rectangular clock face, set into the brass front, is off-white painted metal; it frames plastic numerals--black numerals painted on white ground; three separate bands for hour and minutes and separate dial for seconds. Clock sits on cast, flattened bun feet. Plated metal body is soldered together, dials and name plate are screwed on. CONDITION: Some wear on brass plating at top and sides of clock. Paint has worn away on some numerals and part of the Lawson signature; brass is spotted on clock front.
RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (76%)
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