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Accession number 1962.048
Catalog Number 1962.048.0001
Object Name Device, School Clock
Description Supposedly used in the school at Watervliet, New York to help teach the children to tell time; square in shape; a piece of wood with a black painted frame around all four edges; it was at one time white on the face but paint has now begun to chip and crack and turn gray in many places; clock device itself is made up of five circles that get progressively smaller towards the center; in each of the corners of the device are concentric triangles in gold and black; gold is filled with red; in the center of the inner circle is the date 1870; black iron minute and hour hands are secured to the clock by a nut and bolt; reverse side has black wood with white and red numbers; hole drilled in top through which a string is inserted and the device is then hung on a peg
Depth (in) 1
Length (in) 9.75
Width (in) 9.75
Material Wood and Metal
Provenance For an illustration of this device, see Shaker Furniture by Edward Deming Andrews, plate 35 and page 90