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Ship's clock

Object Number: 
ca. 1928
Brass, metal
Overall: 2 3/4 x 7 1/8 in. ( 7 x 18.1 cm )
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."
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.
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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. Frederick Griffith
The George W. Murdock Collection of Steamboat Artifacts
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group