Mantel clock of lacquered and painted wood with painted faux-marble applied pilasters and moldings; metal paw feet and bail handles. Printed label on reverse: "MANUFACTURED BY / THE E. INGRAHAM COMPANY, / BRISTOL, CONN., U.S.A. / PATENTED 1888 [remainder is illegible] / Eight Day, Half-Hour Strike, Cathedral Gong, / and Patent Regulator".
(Keywords: Late Victorian)
|Ownership and History||American-made wood and metal clocks imitated the more expensive European marble clocks. They were a common mantel decoration, although some advice books frowned on their use: "In a drawing room a clock plays a still more ill-mannered part, for what can he do there but tell visitors when to go away, a piece of information the well-bred man is in no need of, and which the ill-bred man never heeds." -- Clarence Cook, The House Beautiful, 1881|
|Maker||E. Ingraham Company|
|Subjects||Clocks & watches|
|Lexicon Sub-category||Timekeeping T&E|
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