Alencon Model Shelf Clock, 1936

Summary

The General Electric Company made this simple yet elegant clock in 1936. Designers of this Art Moderne style clock employed color, simple lines and geometric shapes (the arc, oval and circle) and used old materials in new ways (blue mirrored glass forms the body of the clock). This clock could have decorated many modern Americans' homes in the 1930s.

The General Electric Company made this simple yet elegant clock in 1936. Designers of this Art Moderne style clock employed color, simple lines and geometric shapes (the arc, oval and circle) and used old materials in new ways (blue mirrored glass forms the body of the clock). This clock could have decorated many modern Americans' homes in the 1930s.

Artifact

Clock

Date Made

1936

Henry Ford Museum
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Clockwork

Object ID

79.93.3.2

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Jack Hasbrouck.

Material

Glass (Material)
Metal

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