Clock, eight-day; Jerome & Co; c1860; CT77.115

Name/Title

Clock, eight-day

About this object

Eight-day clock; a large, kitchen clock, manufactured in Connecticut by Jerome & 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 landscape scene.

This belonged to the Wright family, Otekura, and dates to about 1860.

In the 1850s, Jerome was the largest clock manufacturer in the world. However, the Jerome Manufacturing Company soon went bankrupt and was purchased by the New Haven Clock Company in 1856. The New Haven Clock Company continued international sales and capitalized on the reputation for quality of Jerome products overseas, marking their clocks with a “Jerome & Co.” label until 1904.

Maker

Jerome & Co

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

c1860

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 / JEROME & CO., NEW HAVEN, CONN."

Measurements

h 502mm x l 250mm x w 104mm
Large

Subject and Association Keywords

decorative arts, interior decoration. house decoration

Credit Line

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

Object Type

timepiece

Object number

CT77.115

Copyright Licence  

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