Clock, Model 4706
Decorative Arts and Design
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
Painted and chrome-plated metal, glass
6 3/8 x 6 x 2 3/4 in. (16.2 x 15.2 x 7 cm) (show scale)
Printed in black on clock face: "HERMAN [his logo -- HM in circle] MILLER / HERMAN MILLER CLOCK CO. ZEELAND. MICH. U.S.A."
On back of clock, raised letters on metal backing: "MANUFACTURED UNDER PATS. / NO. 1,719,805-1, 797,912 / RE. 17,779 OTHERS PEND. / MADE IN U.S.A."
On back of clock, on protruding section where cord is attached, raised letters: "115V - 60 CYCLE - 2W"
Gift of Paul F. Walter
Round electric alarm clock with a frame and rectangular base of chrome-plated metal; face painted light gold with black numerals and three hands behind a glass cover. Frame encircling clock face is about 1/2" high and 1/2" deep; it is set into a low rectangular base with a rounded front edge and three parallel, square-grooved channels running from edge of clock frame down around front of base. Bottom of base lined with rust-colored felt. Clock face set back in frame behind glass; numerals are stylized and bulbous. Three hands, from back to front: hour hand is a large black circle with protruding triangle "pointer"; minute hand is long, narrow black rectangle with short tail extending past center point; second hand is very thin red strip terminating in a tear-drop shaped tail. Back of clock is a conforming metal plate attached with screws. A raised cylinder houses the clock works; on its flat back are four dials and knobs for setting the clock, inscribed instructions, and (protruding from bottom) the electric cord.
CONDITION: Fair; small pits and scratches all over chromed casing and base; back has deeper scratches and losses of paint.
Gilbert Rohde (American, 1894-1944). Clock, Model 4706, ca. 1933. Painted and chrome-plated metal, glass, 6 3/8 x 6 x 2 3/4 in. (16.2 x 15.2 x 7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Paul F. Walter, 1999.141.4. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.1999.141.4.jpg)
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