Brigg's Rotary Shelf Clock

John C. Briggs, American, active 1840 - 1880



Wood, brass, lead, paper, and sheet metal

Overall: 6 1/4 × 5 1/8 in. (15.9 × 13 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Mrs. Alice Runyon



Place Made: United States, North America


19th century

Object Name


Research Area

Decorative Arts

Not on view


Stamped, on back plate, along top: PAT AUG 1855./ JULY 1856

Publication History

Rowell, Hugh Grant. "American Collector" unknown date or page.


Dr. Hugh Grant Rowell, 1963; Mrs. Alice Minnerly Runyon, North Tarrytown, New York; given to present collection, 1979.

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