DescriptionA charming trade catalogue in the Museum’s collection is the basis for our unique timepiece cuff links with functioning watches. Our handsome cuff links are developed from a clock pictured in the Illustrated Catalogue of Clocks, published about 1880 by the F. Kroeber Clock Company of New York.
Stainless- steel case, with steel snap back (to replace battery). Quartz movement. 3/4'' diam.
- Stainless-steel case, with steel snap back (to replace battery)
- Quartz movement
- 3/4'' diam.
Art HistoryThe nineteenth-century Industrial Revolution in England and America spurred a host of innovations in manufacturing and distribution. To entice a widespread and growing clientele with their mass-produced consumer goods—hardware, ceramics, textiles, furniture, and more—merchants and wholesalers circulated trade catalogues illustrating their wares. Among these newly affordable products were pocket watches and alarm clocks, needed by middle-class citizens to synchronize their lives to Standard Time, instituted in the U.S. in 1883.