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Desk clock

Rectangular clock face with radiating bands of alternating shiny and matte chrome. In center, circular clock face dial with red bands and black numbers. Black and silver hands. Beveled glass panel fits in front; base is black plastic (possibly Bakelite or Catalin) and sides are brushed chrome...

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Metal plate attached to back


Early history unknown; purchased about 1988 by Richard A. Sementa, 20th Century Provenance, 348 Broadway, Cambridge, Massachusetts from an unknown antiques dealer; purchased by the Museum in 2008.

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by J. Parker Prindle

about 1928

Object Place

Ashland, Massachusetts


Overall: 19.1 x 14.9 x 9.5 cm (7 1/2 x 5 7/8 x 3 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Chrome, glass, plastic




Furniture, Clocks