Clock, Model 4708
Decorative Arts and Design
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
Glass, nickel-plated metal
10 5/8 x 10 x 3 1/2 in. (27 x 25.4 x 8.9 cm) (show scale)
Written in blue marker on a round white sticker on bottom of base: "MA / 130"
Gift of Paul F. Walter
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.
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)
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