Tall Case Clock, Used by Henry Ford at the Ford Motor Company Engineering Laboratory

Summary

Sidney Houghton, a high-end interior designer based in London, was commissioned by Henry Ford for a number of projects in the 1920s. In 1924, Houghton furnished Henry and Edsel Ford's personal offices in the newly-completed Ford Engineering Laboratory. Houghton designed and fabricated everything for the offices -- from furniture to lighting to textiles -- at his workshops in England.

Sidney Houghton, a high-end interior designer based in London, was commissioned by Henry Ford for a number of projects in the 1920s. In 1924, Houghton furnished Henry and Edsel Ford's personal offices in the newly-completed Ford Engineering Laboratory. Houghton designed and fabricated everything for the offices -- from furniture to lighting to textiles -- at his workshops in England.

Artifact

Tall case clock

Date Made

1920-1930

 On Exhibit

On Loan - Ford Engineering Laboratory

Object ID

00.136.399.2

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Material

Walnut (Wood)
Glass (Material)
Brass (Alloy)
Mercury

Color

Black (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 93.5 in

Width: 32 in

Depth: 21 in

Inscriptions

WALTHAM CLOCK CO. [above the numerals 7,6,5]

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