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Object Name Clock, Shelf
Catalog Number 1998.14
Collection Timepiece
Other Name Musical Alarm Clock
Date c. 1915
Description Musical shelf clock with pressed tin case. Alarm function plays "O Columbia the Gem of the Ocean" on a comb and pinned cylinder music box. An eagle's head is pictured at the center of the yellowed paper dial. Above the eagle is the word "Bess" and below "Libertas". The dial has Roman numerals, seconds at 12:00 and the alarm setting at 6:00. Brass, steel movement.
Maker Maker Unknown
Material Brass, wood, steel, iron, tin, glass, paper
Place of Origin Germany