On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
5 1/4 x 4 3/4 x 3 in. (13.3 x 12.1 x 7.6 cm) (show scale)
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."
Gift of Paul F. Walter
Square, wooden electric alarm clock with integral face / case unit set with rounded metal studs for hour markers and two metal hands. Casing unit has rounded corners and front edge; it is tipped back slightly and stands on a small wedge-shaped base of painted black wood with rounded front edge. Hour markers set into face in a circle; hour hand is an elongated triangle terminating in a rounded side at center; minute hand is a narrow, rectangle with a short tail; pin that holds hands in place has red paint flecks. Back of clock has a circular metal plate and frame set into wooden casing unit and attached with screws. There are four dials and knobs and inscribed instructions for setting clock; cord extends from lower part of back plate.
CONDITION: Fair; some scratches and small gouges in wooden casing unit; scratches all over front of base; losses to red paint covering pin that holds hands; rounded studs for hours markers are tarnished or dirty; metal plate at back has many scratches.
Gilbert Rohde (American, 1894-1944). Clock, ca. 1933. Wood, metal, 5 1/4 x 4 3/4 x 3 in. (13.3 x 12.1 x 7.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Paul F. Walter, 1999.141.3. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.1999.141.3.jpg)
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