Hand Carved Shelf Clock, Gift to Henry Ford, 1928

Summary

Acknowledging Henry Ford's innovative spirit, individuals employing their own original and imaginative efforts bestowed hundreds of handmade gifts upon him. Sometimes there was an ulterior motive; correspondence accompanying this object reveals the donor's hope that Mr. Ford would be so impressed with his work, the woodworker might be offered a position in one of Ford's North American factories.

Acknowledging Henry Ford's innovative spirit, individuals employing their own original and imaginative efforts bestowed hundreds of handmade gifts upon him. Sometimes there was an ulterior motive; correspondence accompanying this object reveals the donor's hope that Mr. Ford would be so impressed with his work, the woodworker might be offered a position in one of Ford's North American factories.

Artifact

Shelf clock

Date Made

1928

Creators

Teinschegg, Vinzenz 

Place of Creation

Austria, Steiermark 

France 

Creator Notes

Clock movement manufactured in France and installed in the case created by V. Teinschegg.

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

30.742.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Vinzenz Teinschegg.

Material

Brass (Alloy)
Steel (Alloy)
Wood (Plant Material)

Technique

Carving (Processes)

Dimensions

Height: 19.125 in

Width: 8 in

Length: 8.25 in

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