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1939

  • Work on this object began.

1949

  • Work on this object ended.

1972

  • We acquired this object.

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Big Ben Chime Alarm Clock, ca. 1944

This is a Alarm clock. It was designed by Henry Dreyfuss. It is dated ca. 1944 and we acquired it in 1972. Its medium is enamelled metal, brass, blued steel (hands), printed paper. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Henry Dreyfuss. It is credited Gift of Henry Dreyfuss.

Our curators have highlighted 10 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

  • Path Feel, 2014
  • electronic components, printed circuit board, foam.
  • Purchased by the museum for the exhibition.
  • s-e-2652
  • World Clock, 2014
  • abs plastic, polycarbonate.
  • Courtesy of Cloudandco / Yeongkyu Yoo.
  • s-e-1820

Its dimensions are

14 x 13 x 7 cm (5 1/2 x 5 1/8 x 2 3/4 in.)

Cite this object as

Big Ben Chime Alarm Clock, ca. 1944; Designed by Henry Dreyfuss (American, 1904–1972); USA; enamelled metal, brass, blued steel (hands), printed paper; 14 x 13 x 7 cm (5 1/2 x 5 1/8 x 2 3/4 in.); Gift of Henry Dreyfuss; 1972-88-185

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