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Object ID # 1959.008.001
Object Name Clock, Alarm
Title Hymn-Playing Alarm Clock
Lexicon category 5: T&E For Science & Technology
Date Early 1930s?
Year Range from 1883
Year Range to 1932
Artist Terry Clock Company
Made Terry Clock Co.
Place of Origin United States of America
Description Alarm clock, with three panels of red plush fabric decorating it. This clock was manufactured by the Terry Clock Co. of Pittsfield, Mass. It belonged to the previous owner's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Eydt, who had farmed at Moggie, in Holland Township, Grey County, Ontario. The clock has patent dates Sept. 26, 1882 and March 20, 1883 on it. The clock played a hymn when the alarm was set. Carriage-style clock shape with a handle at the top that can be folded down. Has roman numerals. "Luminous" model.
Makers mark "TERRY CLOCK CO. / PITTSFIELD, MASS. / SOLE MANUFACTURERS"
Provenance This clock was manufactured at the Terry Clock company of Pittsfield, Massachussetts. It has patent dates on it from 1882 and 1883. The previous owner said that this clock had been given to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Eydt, on the occasion of their silver anniversary. She recalled that it played a hymn when the alarm was set.

Mr. and Mrs. Louis Eydt farmed in the Moggie district of Holland Township, Grey County. They later retired to Hanover, Grey County. The previous owner, Rosina Hartwich (née Eydt) married Herman Hartwich. She was 80 years old in 1959.

Rosina's mother was the former Rosina Privat.
Rosina Eydt (age 38) married Herman "Hartwick" (Hartwich) (age 44) of Germany, in Bruce County, on June 5, 1907 (so if the clock was bought new as a gift, it would date to about 1932).

Rosina's niece, Jean Menzies of Owen Sound, Ontario, also was a namesake of Rosina, as her full name was Rosina Jean Eidt (Eydt) and she was born 1903.
Collection Horology, 19th-c Collection
Material Brass/Glass/Fabric/Steel
Dimensions H-16.4 W-12.6 D-7.5 cm
Found Holland Township (formerly), Township of Chatsworth, Grey County
People Eydt, Louis