Domestic alarm clock, Swis, 1669.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 20cm x 32cm

Domestic alarm clock, Swis, 1669.

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This alarm clock probably originates from Davos, Switzerland. It is made largely of wood and painted with flowers and heraldic shields. The upper dial is provided with an alarm plate with holes in it, into which a peg is inserted to set the alarm.

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