|Object ID #||1959.008.001|
|Object Name||Clock, Alarm|
|Title||Hymn-Playing Alarm Clock|
|Lexicon category||5: T&E For Science & Technology|
|Year Range from||1883|
|Year Range to||1932|
|Artist||Terry Clock Company|
|Made||Terry Clock Co.|
|Place of Origin||United States of America|
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"|
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|
|Dimensions||H-16.4 W-12.6 D-7.5 cm|
|Found||Holland Township (formerly), Township of Chatsworth, Grey County|