Clock Tower on Exhibit in NMHT

ID: P6427C or MAH-P6427C

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1970s

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 45, Folder: 10

Close
Usage Conditions Apply
The Smithsonian Institution Archives welcomes personal and educational use of its collections unless otherwise noted. For commercial uses, please contact photos@si.edu.
Download IIIF Manifest Request permissions Download image Print

Narrow Your Results

Reset

Filter Your Results

Smithsonian Secretaries Information

Close Browse records and papers of the Smithsonian Secretaries, from 1846 until today. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by individuals who have held that office.

Expeditions Information

Close Browse records and papers documenting scientific and collecting expeditions either affiliated with the Smithsonian, or with which Smithsonian researchers participated. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by geographic regions predominantly represented in expedition records.

Professional Societies Information

Close Browse records of professional societies closely associated with the Smithsonian, that focus on areas of scientific research and museum studies. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by major topics and disciplines.
 

Summary

A reconstruction of a Renaissance clock tower in the Hall of Light Machinery, Museum of History and Technology (MHT), now the National Museum of American History (NMAH). The basic clock mechanism is that of the town clock of Frederick, Maryland, made by clockmaker Frederick Heisley in 1790. On each face of the clock tower is a different kind of dial: a sundial (shown on the right), a civil time dial (here being installed by John Vernon of Thwaites & Reed, London), an astronomical dial and an automaton dial. Each was specially designed for this exhibit.

Subject

  • Heisley, Frederick
  • National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)
  • Hall of Light Machinery
  • Thwaites and Reed, London

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 45, Folder: 10

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

1970s

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Clocks and watches
  • Clock tower
  • Sundials
  • Vernon, John
  • Time Keeping
  • Exhibitions
  • Installation

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Exhibit

ID Number

P6427C or MAH-P6427C

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Exhibit; Medium: Photographic print

Full Record

View Full Record