Hour Glass

Hour Glass
Title
Hour Glass
Date 
1800-1812
Medium 
Wood, glass, sand
Dimensions 
Overall: 4 1/2 x 2 7/8 in. ( 11.4 x 7.3 cm )
Description 
Hourglass in wooden frame with circular ends and four turned upright supports.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. Carlton T. Chapman
Object Number 
1938.273
Marks 
handwritten(?): on label affixed to one end: "Navy [illegible] / Glasses / Price $3.00"
Gallery Label 
According to the donor, this hourglass was used on ships during the War of 1812. Its running time is 28 seconds.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group