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Object ID # 1956.015.013
Object Name Clock
Title Wag-o-the-Wa Clock
Lexicon category 5: T&E For Science & Technology
Description This is a Scottish-style "Wag-o-the-Wa" clock with a painted wooden face. The clock face is hand- painted in a tole or folk art style. It features flora. The numerals are Roman but 60, 15, 30 and 45 are painted on the face as well. The colours are red, and green, with some yellow. The shape of the face is a square with a narrower half circle added to the top. The clock does not have a case, and the gears and other mechanisms are exposed in the back.
Provenance Previously owned by Mr. Aubrey Holmes, who resided in Owen Sound, Grey County. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Holmes, also resided there in the late 19th-century, and his grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Robert Holmes) also lived in Owen Sound, Canada West (Ontario) at "Holmes' Rock". The last owner's grandmother (Mrs. Robert Holmes) died in 1865 of smallpox at Owen Sound. The Holmes family was related to the Steadman family. The Holmes family had resided in Puslinch Township before Robert Holmes moved to Owen Sound, Canada West.

George Holmes married Miss Mary MacKey of Holland Township, Grey County.
Collection Horology, 19th-c Collection
Material Wood/Paint
Dimensions W-30 L-42 cm
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People Holmes, George
Holmes, Aubrey
Subjects Scotland
Clockmakers
Timekeeping