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Alarm Clock - Jerome & Co, Connecticut, circa 1850 Object Reg. No: ST 019358

Summary:
Alarm clock, black wooden case with gable top, Jerome & Co, New Haven, Connecticut, circa 1850.

Chauncey Jerome developed new manufacturing techniques, including brass stamping of gears, that greatly expanded the mass-production of cheap clocks in the United States.
Description:
Black wooden case with gable top and gilt design on door. Brass dial for setting alarm.

Spring wound.

Has a device to prevent over-winding. A star- like wheel fixed on the winding arbor has one tooth longer than the others and gears into another similar wheel with smaller equal teeth on the Geneva stop principle. The number of turns in winding is the same as the number of teeth on the star- wheel and then the longer tooth jams into the smaller space between the teeth of the other wheel.
Acquisition Information:
Loan & Subsequent Bequest from Mr John Askew, 1928
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 25 cm (Height), 9.5 cm (Width), 18 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: alarm clocks, gothic clocks, mantel clocks, wall clocks, farmers, farmare clock, pendulums
Themes this item is part of: Horology Collection, Science & Measurement Collection
Primary Classification: HOROLOGY
Secondary Classification: Clocks
Tertiary Classification: united states of america
Maker: Jerome & Co, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America, circa 1850

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