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Clock

Date: c. 1860
Medium: Gilt metal with glass dome
Dimensions:
Overall: 2 x 1in. (5.1 x 2.5cm)
Credit Line: Proctor Collection, Frederick T. Proctor Watch Collection
Object number: PC. 174
Label Text
Originally developed in eighteenth-century Southern Germany and Austria, miniature examples of this pendulette clock form became popular novelties. Commonly made in Austria, they were "zappler" clocks, a term referring to the fact that the pendulum, located in front of the dial, swings rapidly.