Clock, chiming; Ansonia Clock Co.; 1850-1929; CT77.113

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Owaka Museum and Catlins Information Centre Wahi Kahuika - the Meeting Place – a rest on your journey.

Name/Title

Clock, chiming

About this object

Chiming clock; a large, wooden clock, made in New York by the Ansonia Clock Co. The front of the clock is decorated with floral carvings, in the centre is a glass door covering the clock face and workings.

The Ansonia Clock Company was one of the major 19th century American clock manufacturers. It produced millions of clocks in the period between 1850, its year of incorporation, and 1929, the year the company went into receivership and sold its remaining assets to Soviet Russia.

Maker

Ansonia Clock Co.

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

1850-1929

Place Made

North and Central America, United States, New York state, New York

Medium and Materials

organic, vegetal, wood
processed material, glass
processed material, metal

Inscription and Marks

Printed on clock face: "MANUFACTURED BY THE ANSONIA CLOCK CO., NEW YORK, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"

Measurements

h 560mm x l 360mm x w 115mm
Large

Subject and Association Keywords

decorative arts, interior decoration. house decoration

Credit Line

From the collection of Owaka Museum Wahi Kahuika The Meeting Place "a rest on your journey"

Object Type

timepiece

Object number

CT77.113

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

Comments
Peg M 17 Nov 2015 05:15 AM,UTC

Hi. I have this clock that has been in my family at least since 1923 because my Dad was born then. He was the youngest son of 15. Our clock works great, have the key but ours also has the glass " barometer" on the front. We were told if it was cloudy that it nay mean snow and that we may not have school. It has so many wonderful memories all through the generations.

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