Domestic alarm clock, Swis, 1669.
4 0 c m
 
28cm
actual image size: 20cm x 32cm

Domestic alarm clock, Swis, 1669.

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

Description

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.
 

Image Ref.

10237616
 

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