Clock, eight-day; New Haven Clock Co; Early-Mid 19th century[?]; CT77.114
Clock, eight-dayAbout this object
Eight-day clock; a large, kitchen clock, manufactured in Connecticut by the New Haven Clock Co. The wooden case is pointed at the top, like a steeple with turned finials at either side. A glass door at the front opens to reveal the face and inner workings. The lower half of the door is painted with a beehive.
An old museum label kept with the object reads: "The Logans 8-day kitchen clock. My parents bought this clock second hand before they left to come out [to New Zealand] on the Robert Henderson in 1870. It had a long and responsible life the only one to keep the time for the whole family. No repairs just a little light oil now and then. JL [John Logan]."
A clock with an eight-day movement required winding only once a week, while generally less expensive 30-hour clocks had to be wound every day. Eight-day clocks are often driven by two weights – one driving the pendulum and the other the striking mechanism, which usually consisted of a bell or chimes. Such movements usually have two keyholes on either side of the dial to wind each one.
Early-Mid 19th century[?]Place Made
organic, vegetal, wood
processed material, metal
processed material, glass
Printed on label inside case: "EIGHT DAY AND THIRTY HOUR / 0.G. & 00. G. WITH & WITHOUT ALARMS / GOTHIC SPRING / EIGHT DAY & 30 HOUR SHARP & ROUND TOP / Marine Lever Time Pieces for Ships, Steamboats, Locomotives, and Dwellings / ALL WARRANTED OF THE BEST QUALITY / NEW HAVEN CLOCK CO., NEW HAVEN, CONN."Measurements
h 504mm x l 253mm x w 102mm
From the collection of Owaka Museum Wahi Kahuika The Meeting Place "a rest on your journey"Object Type