Clock, eight-day; New Haven Clock Co; Early-Mid 19th century[?]; CT77.114

Name/Title

Clock, eight-day

About 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.

Maker

New Haven Clock Co

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

Early-Mid 19th century[?]

Place Made

North and Central America, United States, Connecticut

Medium and Materials

organic, vegetal, wood
processed material, metal
processed material, glass

Inscription and Marks

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
Large

Subject and Association Keywords

decorative arts, interior decoration. house decoration

Subject and Association Keywords

colonies and colonization. emigration and immigration. international migration

Credit Line

From the collection of Owaka Museum Wahi Kahuika The Meeting Place "a rest on your journey"

Object Type

timepiece

Object number

CT77.114

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

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