Gilbert Rohde (American, 1894–1944). <em>Clock</em>, 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)


Artist:Gilbert RohdeHoward Miller Clock Co.

Medium: Wood, metal

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1933

Dimensions: 5 1/4 x 4 3/4 x 3 in. (13.3 x 12.1 x 7.6 cm)


Museum Location: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor

Accession Number: 1999.141.3

Image: CUR.1999.141.3.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
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.

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