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Object Name Clock, Ship's
Catalog Number 2000.21.164
Collection Timepiece
Other Name Kirk Patent Marine Movement
Date c. 1850
Description 30-hour spring-driven time and strike marine movement patented by Charles Kirk April 3. 1847, #5045, with cast iron back plate, blanked brass front plate, single main spring in cast iron barrel for both time and strike trains, double wheel escapement with detatched lever and balance. Hour wheel missing.
Ref: Bulletin No. 225, "Charles Kirk's Cast Iron Back Plate Movement" by James C. Price, p. 439
Maker Marine Clock Manufacturing Company
Material brass, iron, steel
Place of Origin Whitneyville (Hamden), Connecticut, USA