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Novelty "Father Time" Shelf Clock
ca. 1890
Elisha N. Welch Manufacturing Company
USA: Connecticut, Bristol
Metal; brass; bronze; wood; paper
overall: 20"h x 17"w
Gift of Mrs. Willis R. Michael

Novelty "Father Time" Shelf Clock; white metal with bronzed figure of Father Time striking a bell; 8-day brass time and strike. Cast metal frame with green patina, figureof "Father Time" striking jack holding scythe and hammer, external bell, rock of ages pedestal with book of hours. Molded in base: "1776-1876", pedestal bears the molded letters: DKH / PATD / FEB 23 / 1875. Figure's head nods as his hammer strikes the hours.