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On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Metal, wood and glass
  • Place Manufactured: Zeeland, Michigan, United States
  • DATES ca. 1935
    DIMENSIONS 6 3/4 x 6 x 1 7/8 in. (17.1 x 15.2 x 4.8 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS Printed in gray ink on front: "HERMAN MILLER CLOCK CO. ZEELAND, MICH."; impressed on wood on back: "971"; molded in metal on back: "START" word arches above arrow and dial controlling second hand (on left); "TURN-LET GO" (below dial); "SET / TIME" above time set dial; below alarm switch: "OFF ON / ALARM / SET"; in center of metal, molded: "CURRENT INTERRUPTIONS WILL / STOP CLOCK-RESTART & RESET" "MANUFACTURED UNDER PATS. / NO 1,719,805-1,797,912 / 1,985,388-2,002, 421 / 2,003,116-2,013,208 / 2,027,531 / OTHERS PEND." "MADE IN / THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / 115V-60 CYCLE-2W"
    ACCESSION NUMBER 1999.141.7
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Paul F. Walter
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Table clock. Wood (stained and painted), printed paper, glass, and metal. Original electrical wiring. Round wooden body, decorated with twelve incised radiating lines, sits on a black rectangular wooden base with convex front. Clock face of printed cream paper has a large gray circle at center; set behind glass. Surrounding center circle are radiating dots of two sizes; larger circles replace hours and smaller dots represent minutes. Narrow, red, straight, second hand. Black triangular hour and minute hands. Back of clock undecorated. Three dials and patent numbers on back. CONDITION: Good; paper dial yellowed, wooden body over-cleaned, front is lacking varnish; black base repainted; on back (near proper left bottom screw) wood has split and broken off.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    CAPTION Howard Miller Clock Co. (founded 1926). Clock, ca. 1935. Metal, wood and glass, 6 3/4 x 6 x 1 7/8 in. (17.1 x 15.2 x 4.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Paul F. Walter, 1999.141.7. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.1999.141.7.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.1999.141.7.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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