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Calendar Clock - Victorian Parliament, Ithaca Clock Co, circa 1880 Object Reg. No: ST 028894

Calendar clock, Ithaca Clock Co, Ithaca, New York, circa 1880. Used in the Victorian Parliament.

Two dials; upper shows time and lower is the calendar.
Wooden case supported by a bracket when fixed to a wall. Upper dial shows the time and lower dial shows the calendar with circle for number of day and rollers for name of day and for month.

Weight driven; anchor and pendulum escapement.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Victorian Parliament, 1956
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 147 cm (Height), 24 cm (Width), 53 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: calendar clocks, wall clocks, horology
Themes this item is part of: Science & Measurement Collection
Primary Classification: HOROLOGY
Secondary Classification: Clocks
Tertiary Classification: united states of america
Inscriptions: Upper dial is marked 'Ingrams Melbourne' and appears to be of a later date.

Lower dial is marked 'I.C.C. Co' and 'Manufactured by Ithaca Calendar Clock Co, Ithaca, NY, patented April 18th 1865, August 28th 1866'.
Manufacturer: Ithaca Calendar Clock Co, Ithaca, New York, United States of America, circa 1880
Retailer: Ingrams, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
User: Victorian Parliament, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1880-1950


jim hedinger Posted on 23 Mar 2010 11:59 PM
I have an Ithaca with REO in gold leaf on the front door, however, I am not certain it is a REO. Could you send me a photo of the Ithaca REO so I can verify my clock. Thank you for your assistanace with this request.
Discovery Centre Posted on 24 Mar 2010 11:39 AM
Museum Victoria Comment
We've passed this on to experts in our History and Technology department, Jim - watch this space!
Discovery Centre Posted on 24 Mar 2010 12:06 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Our curator would like some clarification, Jim. What does "REO" refer to, in your enquiry? We're not sure what "Ithaca REO" refers to, and what a genuine example of such a clock would be.
Gregory Hall Posted on 14 Jul 2014 6:40 AM
Greetings: I am in the process of restoring an Ithaca Calendar clock identical to this one in your collection. I have the original drawing of the clock from the 1880 Ithaca catalog if you'd like an image. I am in need of a high-quality digital photo showing the profile of top center finial for my restoration work. I was wondering if you'd be willing to help me in this matter. Sincerely, Gregory Hall
Michael Porter Posted on 19 Feb 2015 2:13 AM
The reo should be RENO. This was a model name. There weren't a whole lot of them made.

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