Clock, Shanks Family; Sessions Clock Company; 1913; WY.1988.13

Name/Title

Clock, Shanks Family

About this object

Eva (Evelyn) Shanks of Edendale purchased this clock from Hebert's Grocery at Lawrence in 1913 as a replacement for a clock she had sold. Eva married Jack (John) Shanks in Scotland, and prior to Eva's shift to New Zealand she was told that clocks would not go after crossing the equator. As a result, before immigrating to New Zealand she sold the clock she was given as a wedding present. Ironically, the replacement clock was made in the United States, and therefore crossed the equator when being imported to New Zealand.

Maker

Sessions Clock Company

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

1913

Period

1910s

Place Made

North and South America, United States, Conneticut, Bristol

Medium and Materials

inorganic, processed material, metal, nickel
inorganic, processed material, metal, brass
organic, processed material, vegetal, wood

Inscription and Marks

Makers mark printed on face of clock: 'SESSIONS
MADE IN U.S.A.'

Measurements

See parts.

Subject and Association Keywords

Domestic Life (household chattels, food and drink)

Subject and Association Keywords

People and Families (including births, weddings, deaths)

Object Type

timepieces

Object number

WY.1988.13

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