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Ship's clock

Ship's clock
Title
Ship's clock
Date 
ca. 1928
Medium 
Brass, metal
Dimensions 
Overall: 2 3/4 x 7 1/8 in. ( 7 x 18.1 cm )
Description 
Circular clock with heavy cylindrical brass frame with flaring rims; dial with numbers incised and painted in black on brown ground; smaller second-counting dial above central dial.
Credit Line 
Gift of Dr. Frederick Griffith
Object Number 
1949.112
Marks 
printed in black: on face: "CHELSEA" and "GEORGE E. BUTLER / SAN FRANCISCO" and "BETHLEHEM SHIPBUILDING CORPN. LTD. / SAN FRANCISCO CAL." impressed: on back of clock: "CHELSEA / CLOCK CO."
Gallery Label 
According to the accession records, this clock came from the ship "The City of New York," which Admiral Richard Byrd used for his South Pole expedition.
Provenance 
The George W. Murdock Collection of Steamboat Artifacts
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group