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Catalog Number 1971.158.001.1-.3
Object Name Clock, Wall
Collection Elzie Butler Harman
Date Early 19th C.
Description Wall clock with Roman numerals; two pillars in high relief on each side of face full length of clock; "Seth Thomas"; face is made of wood; base and pillars are black; remainder is brown; inlay at top; wood. .2 and .3 are the clock weights made of metal. A Prince Albert tobacco can inside has nine (9) pins of various lengths and two small "hands" that do not appear to be for this clock. Unknown what the purpose or origin of these pieces. The clock has pins that hold the face in place.
Dimensions H-34.75 W-16 D-5 Dia-11 inches
Material wood, metal
Provenance Sam and Edna Butler moved to Oklahoma from McWhorter (Douglas Co.), Georgia in 1900, with the clock in their possession, and their children, Tom, Anna, Marvin, Mattie, and Elzie (the donor). Gordon was born in 1901 in Oklahoma Territory (now Custer Co.). The Butlers moved to Blanchard in 1911 and died there. The clock was still the 'time piece' at Edna's death in 1934.
Category Historical General Collections