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Object Name Clock
Catalog Number 1962.9.2
Maker Seth Thomas
Date ca. 1900
Material(s) Wood/Glass/Tin/Brass/Paint/Steel
Dimensions H-24.25 W-16.5 D-4.5 inches
Description This is a Seth Thomas wall clock with an octagonal wooden case around a circular face. The face is made of tin and has a white painted face with numbers running from 1-12. The face has two hands, one hole for winding, and the words "SETH THOMAS" beneath the hands and "MADE IN U.S.A." at the bottom of the face. The face is behind a glass and brass door with the hinge at the right side. Beneath that is a section of the wooden case made up of five sides to hold the pendulum mechanism. This section has a glass door with a hinge at the top and a knob at the bottom. The frame of the door is wood and the body of the door is made of tinted glass. Inside the bottom section is a paper label at the back with instructions on keeping the clock running and regulating it to keep it in order. Beneath that on the label is the maker's information which reads "SETH THOMAS/ THOMASTON, CONN., U.S.A./ WARRANTED GOOD ESTABLISHED 1813." Part b is the key to wind the clock. The hey is made of a brass shaft and a steel grip. Part c is the pendulum weight which is circular in shape and made from brass and steel. A hook runs through the weight to attach it to the clock mechanism.
Notes Family tradition held that this clock hung in the House Chamber in the Old State Capitol. The donor's father, South Trimble, was the Speaker of the House during the Goebel Crisis.
Collection KHS Museum Collection
People Trimble, South
Subjects Clock & watch industry
Clock & watch making
Clocks & watches
Capitol buildings
Search Terms Old State Capitol
House of Representatives
Goebel crisis
Kentucky House of Representatives
General Assembly
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS