Alarm Clock - Jerome & Co, Connecticut, circa 1850 Reg. No: ST 019358
- 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.
- Black wooden case with gable top and gilt design on door. Brass dial for setting alarm.
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
|Dimensions:||25 cm (Height), 9.5 cm (Width), 18 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||alarm clocks, gothic clocks, mantel clocks, wall clocks, farmers, farmare clock, pendulums, horology|
|Themes this item is part of:||Science & Measurement Collection|
|Tertiary Classification:||united states of america|
|Maker:||Jerome & Co, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America, circa 1850|