Johnston Case Clock

Johnston Case Clock

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: John, Robert W.
Title: Johnston Case Clock
Dates: 1972
Quantity: 3.0 Linear feet (1 freestanding clock, 72 inches tall)
Abstract:The collection consists of one freestanding clock, the case for which was made by Robert W. John of Athens, Georgia, in late 1972. It is a long case clock, approximately 72 inches in height, which is a size frequently referred to as a "Grandmother Clock." The case is made of red gum wood that was harvested in the swamps of Mississippi and milled in Doraville, Georgia. The face and clock works were made in Germany and were obtained from an importer in Greensboro, North Carolina. The clock was purchased from the builder by Dorothy F. Johnston in February, 1973. Though the basic patterns and dimensions were taken from an early American clock located in Providence, Rhode Island, the clock is unique - there was never another made to duplicate it. The clock currently stands in the Hargrett Library at the University of Georgia. Also included in the collection is a set of instructions on the care and regulation of the clock, which the builder expected to run for a lifetime provided it was properly set up and regulated.
Coll. Number: ms1973

Index Terms

Chiming clocks--Georgia--Athens.
Chiming clocks.
Clock and watch makers--Georgia--Athens--History--20th century--Sources.
Clock and watch making--Georgia--Athens--History--20th century--Georgia--Athens--Sources.
Clock cases.
Clock making.
Clocks and watches--Georgia--Athens--History--20th century--Sources.
Dwarf tall clocks.
Hargrett Library.
John, Robert W.
Johnston, Dorothy F.
Longcase clocks--Georgia--Athens.
Sweetgum--Georgia--Athens--History--20th century--Sources.
Sweetgum--Georgia--Doraville--History--20th century--Sources.
Sweetgum--Mississippi--History--20th century--Sources.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Johnston Clock, 1972. MS 1973. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

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