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Object Name Clock, Wall
Catalog Number 1997.9
Collection Timepiece
Other Name Carved cathedral clock
Date c. 1885
Description 1880-1889
Carved cathedral clock on an oak base containing a 19 2 comb cylinder music box with crank. The cylinder (#904) plays eight tunes.


Maker Baptiste-Antoine Bremond
Material wood
Place of Origin Geneva, Switzerland
Notes In the shape of a cathedral, this wooden clock contains a music box made by Baptiste-Antoine Bremond that can play eight different tunes.The Catholic church contributed much to the continuing development of timekeeping. Monastic orders held strict prayer times which required ways to measure hours throughout the day. During the 14th century cathedrals were community hubs that employed craftsmen and artisans. Religious buildings were some of the first places to install clocks to track time. (Information taken from Sacred exhibit, 2016)
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