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"Ball" Wall Clock

Designed by George Nelson, American, 1908 - 1986. Made from c. 1948 to 1969 by Howard Miller Clock Company, Zeeland, Michigan, 1926 - present.

Made in United States, North and Central America

Designed 1947

Painted birch, steel, brass

Diameter: 13 3/8 inches (34 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
Gift of Collab: The Group for Modern and Contemporary Design at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1983

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This 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.