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Turret Clock - Eastern Market, Thomas Gaunt, Melbourne, 1879 Object Reg. No: ST 039860

Turret clock installed at Eastern Market, corner Bourke and Exhibition Streets, Melbourne. Made by Thomas Gaunt, Melbourne, 1879.

The clock was installed when the Eastern Market was rebuilt in 1879; the market was demolished in 1960.

Thomas Gaunt established a watchmakers and jewellers business in Melbourne in 1852, and moved to larger premisses in Bourke Street on the corner of Royal Arcade in 1857. Gaunt manufactured many of the large public clocks in Melbourne and throughout Victoria.
Acquisition Information:
Loan & Subsequent Donation from Melbourne City Council (MCC), 1961
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: markets, turret clocks, horology
Themes this item is part of: Horology Collection, Thomas Gaunt, Watchmaker & Jeweller (1829-1890), Public Life & Institutions Collection, Science & Measurement Collection, Municipality of Melbourne, Victoria
Primary Classification: HOROLOGY
Secondary Classification: Clocks
Tertiary Classification: australia
Inscriptions: The plaque on the movement reads: 'This clock was made & presented to the Melbourne City Corporation for the use of the Eastern Market by Thomas Gaunt, Clockmaker, Royal Arcade, Melbourne 1879'. The plaque is a replica; the original is still held by Melbourne City COuncil.
Maker: Thomas Gaunt - Thomas Gaunt & Co, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1879
Past Owner or User: Melbourne City Council (MCC), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1879-1960

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