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Clock, Model 4708

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Glass, nickel-plated metal
  • Place Manufactured: Zeeland, Michigan, United States
  • DATES ca. 1933
    DIMENSIONS 10 5/8 x 10 x 3 1/2 in. (27 x 25.4 x 8.9 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS Written in blue marker on a round white sticker on bottom of base: "MA / 130"
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    ACCESSION NUMBER 1999.141.1
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Paul F. Walter
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Gilbert Rohde (American, 1894-1944). Clock, Model 4708, ca. 1933. Glass, nickel-plated metal, 10 5/8 x 10 x 3 1/2 in. (27 x 25.4 x 8.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Paul F. Walter, 1999.141.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.1999.141.1.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.1999.141.1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Simple electric clock of an unframed, round, polished black glass face with nickel-plated metal accents standing on a low rectangular base. For the hour markers, twelve spherical knobs are set in circle about 1 1/4" from edge of face, attached with screws at back. Three hands: thick rectangular hour hand; longer, thinner minute hand (both silver in color); and very thin, short minute hand painted red. Face is supported above the base by a rectangular strip of metal and attached with screws; base has rounded front edge. Back of glass face is grooved; rectangular black metal plate with protruding cylinder that houses clock works attached to back; one knob for setting clock and the electric cord protrude from this cylinder. CONDITION: Fair; some pock marks and discolorations around edges of metal base; hour and second hand slightly bent; back plate has several large scratches and losses of paint.
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