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Clock - Mantel, Sessions Clock Company, circa 1920 Object Reg. No: SH 850486

Spring operated mantel clock made by Sessions Clock Company, successors to Welch, E.N. Manufacturing Co. Forestville Conn., U.S.A., circa 1920. Used in a mental health hospital in Victoria Australia
Spring-operated, chiming, shelf clock has grotesquely-shaped and ornamentel cast-iron facade and flat wooden back. Top half of front shaped like large upended pudding bowl with slightly concave, outward sloping sides and clock face forming base of bowl. Below, front bulges down to 4 scrolled feet, back ones further apart. Decorated in relief with swirling leaf patterns. A symmetrical scrolled bunch sticks up 7cm above top of facade and sprigs protrude inside. Face of white painted tin with ornate black hands (rusty) and copper frame has 3 keyholes. Black-stained wooden back has round, black painted tin door opening into mechanism (largely brass).
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 43.50 cm (Height), 14.00 cm (Width), 28.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: hospitals, psychiatric services, making history - psych services
Themes this item is part of: Psychiatric Services Collection, Medicine in Society Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Mental Health - Institutional Life
Tertiary Classification: furnishings
Manufacturer: Sessions Clock Co. (successors to E.N. Welch Manufacturing Co.), Forestville, Connecticut, United States of America, circa 1920
Manufacturer: E.N. Welch Manufacturing Co., Forestville, Connecticut, United States of America, circa 1920
Place & Date Used: Victoria, Australia, 1848-1950


Darryl Hickson Sr. Posted on 29 May 2015 12:05 PM
I have an old mantle clock made by sessions clock co. I need to know where I can find any identifying mark serial numbers something that will tell me about it.

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