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Clock, Model 6332

Decorative Arts and Design

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Wood, metal, glass
  • Place Manufactured: Zeeland, Michigan, United States
  • DATES ca. 1933
    DIMENSIONS 4 x 3 7/8 x 2 1/4 in. (10.2 x 9.8 x 5.7 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS Printed on clock face above center in black: "HERMAN (logo of HM in a circle) MILLER"
    ACCESSION NUMBER 1999.141.2
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Paul F. Walter
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Small, electric clock made of a round wooden casing that frames silver-colored metal face with black accents behind a convex glass cover. Front edge of casing wraps around front of clock to frame face and is slightly concave; bottom of casing is sanded flat for support and notched to fit a narrow rectangular base of black-painted wood. Bottom of base covered first with green felt and another (later) layer of rust-colored felt. Clock face marked with twelve short black rectangular hatches for the hours (no numerals). Three hands, from back to front: hour and minute hand are black rectangles (same width, minute hand slightly longer) that terminate in a circle at center; second hand is a thin red strip that extends past the center and terminates in a tear drop shape. At back of clock, metal plate is screwed onto wooden casing; one dial and the electrical cord protrude from plate. CONDITION: Fair; some scratches all over wooden case; light scratch on convex glass cover.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    CAPTION Gilbert Rohde (American, 1894–1944). Clock, Model 6332, ca. 1933. Wood, metal, glass, 4 x 3 7/8 x 2 1/4 in. (10.2 x 9.8 x 5.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Paul F. Walter, 1999.141.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.1999.141.2.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.1999.141.2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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