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Object ID # 1959.015.001
Object Name Clock, Alarm
Title Ansonia Co. Alarm Clock
Lexicon category 5: T&E For Science & Technology
Date Early 1920s?
Year Range from 1850
Year Range to 1929
Artist The Ansonia Clock Co.
Made The Ansonia Clock Co.
Place of Origin United States of America
Description Round silver-coloured alarm clock. It was manufactured in the United States by the Ansonia clock company. It has 'H.E. Chaplin, Hardware Furniture, Balcarres, Sask.' printed below the central hands area (this is the retailer). Ornate, harp-shaped folding handle at top. Cream-coloured clock face with black Roman numeral numbers, with small inner clock under the XII. Small white particles of debris under glass. Two keys are inserted at the back and there is a key to set the clock hands.
Makers mark Face is printed with "H. E. CHAPLIN / HARDWARE FURNITURE / BALCARRES / SASK." Below this, at the bottom edge of the face, is printed lettering re the Ansonia Clock company
Provenance Manufactured by the Ansonia Clock Company, sometime between 1850 when it was founded in Ansonia, Connecticut, and 1929, when it went into receivership, just before the stock market crash and was sold to Soviet Russia.

Retailed by the H. E. Chaplin store in Balcarres, Saskatchewan.

The last owner, Maggie Beckett (nee Cook) was a twin and grew up in the Keady area of Grey County. She married Grant Beckett in 1926 and passed away in 1982.

Collection Horology, 19th-c Collection
Material Metal/Glass
Dimensions W-11.8 L-12.5 D-8.2 Dia-11.8 cm
Found Grey County, Ontario
Beckett, Maggie
Subjects Clocks & watches