European Decorative Arts and Sculpture
"Ball" Wall ClockMade in United States, North and Central America
Designed by George Nelson, American, 1908 - 1986. Made from c. 1948 to 1969 by Howard Miller Clock Company, Zeeland, Michigan, 1926 - present.
Painted birch, steel, brass
Currently not on view
1983-50-4Gift of Collab: The Group for Modern and Contemporary Design at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1983
LabelThis clock, one of a series designed by George Nelson Associates for the Howard Miller Company, has become an icon of 1950s design. When the series was introduced, the clocks were considered quite radical-unlike traditional clocks, their faces had no numbers.