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On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Painted wood, metal and glass
DATES ca. 1935
DIMENSIONS 4 5/8 x 4 1/2 x 2 7/8 in. (11.7 x 11.4 x 7.3 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Printed on metal front: "SETH THOMAS" "MADE IN U.S.A." Printed on metal plate attached to back: "FOR OPERATION ONLY ON / ALTERNATING CURRENTS OF / 115 VOLTS 60 CYCLES / MOV'T.Nº. 1500 2 WATTS .04AMPS. / PATENTS APPLIED FOR / SETH THOMAS CLOCK CO. / THOMASTON, CONN. U.S.A." Impressed in wood on bottom:"3393" Blue printed paper label on bottom:"2 DICKSON / SETH THOMAS CLOCK CO. / THOMASTON, CONN."
CREDIT LINE Gift of Paul F. Walter
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Table clock; painted wood, metal, glass; original electrical wiring. Clock is black wooden rectangular shape raised on two L shaped gold metal felted supports that rise at right angles on front bottom of clock as four short prongs. Brushed gold metal square face with metal hour, minute, and second hands. Triangular hour and minute hands are black; second hand is gold. Thin black lines replace numbers on clock face. Back covered by metal plate. One time-set dial on back. CONDITION: Good; painted surface shows peeling around edges particularly corners, wood shows small dents, metal feet show wear; excess glue around printed label on bottom.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CAPTION Seth Thomas Clock Co. (founded 1813). Clock, ca. 1935. Painted wood, metal and glass, 4 5/8 x 4 1/2 x 2 7/8 in. (11.7 x 11.4 x 7.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Paul F. Walter, 1999.141.8. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.1999.141.8.jpg)
IMAGE overall, CUR.1999.141.8.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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