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Hour Glass

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