Clock, wall; unknown maker; 1900-1913; MT2001.169

From

Mataura Museum

Name/Title

Clock, wall

About this object

This clock has had a charmed life. It was saved from the Paper Mill’s water race after the 1913 great flood. For the next 50 years, the Mill’s boilermen glanced at it before blowing the steam whistle signalling shift change overs. Mill workers, Hec Macdonald and Allan Grant gave it a third life for the Mill’s centennial in 1976.

Maker

unknown maker

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

1900-1913

Place Made

USA

Medium and Materials

organic, vegetal, wood
processed material, glass
processed material, metal
processed material, metal, alloy, copper alloy, brass
processed material, synthetic, acrylic, perspex

Inscription and Marks

On clock face: 'MANUFACTURED / IN THE / UNITED STATES OF AMERICA'.
Plaque is fully engraved.

Measurements

clock: h 120mm x w 420mm x l 615mm
key: w 45mm x l 40mm
pendulum: l 95mm x dia 55mm
plaque; h 610mm x w 420 x d 86mm
large

Subject and Association Keywords

domestic accessories

Subject and Association Keywords

disasters

Subject and Association Keywords

industry

Subject and Association Keywords

industry/mataura paper mill

Subject and Association Keywords

mataura river/floods

Credit Line

From the collection of the Mataura and Districts Historical Society Incorporated.

Object Type

timepiece

Object number

MT2001.169

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