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U001.11.178
Artist / Maker : Chelsea Clock Company
Title : Untitled (Ship's Clock and Barometer)
Date (Execution) : 1926
Geographical Origin : Boston, United States
Cultural Group : American
Style / Period : Western Modern 1900-1950
Medium / Material  : Brass; glass; wood; other types of metal
Support / Technique :
Object Type : clocks
Visual Description : This brass ship's clock and barometer sit on a brass base with four balls for the legs. On the left side is the clock. The cover of the clock opens from left to right. On the clock face there are two keyhole-like circles with SHIP'S BELL written inbetween them. The key, u001.11.178B, fits into these slots. Also written on the clock face is: CHELSEA CLOCK COM. BOSTON. U.S.A. The barometer is to the right side. The cover also opens from right to left. On the top face, the barometer measures the conditions: STORMY, RAIN, CHANGE, FAIR, VERY DRY. On the bottom half of the barometer, there is a thermometer. The backsides of both the clock and barometer are made of brass. The key, u001.11.178b, is short and is made from metal. At the end of the key is a square opening.
Accession # : U001.11.178
Width (cm) : 29.60
Height (cm) : 16.30
Depth (cm) : 9.50
Mandatory Credit : Gift of the Estate of Michael C. Williams
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