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1928

  • Work on this object began.

2015

2017

M-1, Type B2 Clock, ca. 1928

This is a clock. It was designed by Paul T. Frankl and manufactured by Warren Telechron. It is dated ca. 1928 and we acquired it in 2015. Its medium is chromium-plated and enameled metal, molded bakelite, brushed-burnished silver. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

The slightly stepped form of this table clock is reminiscent of the skyscraper-inspired furniture also by Frankl, popular at the same time. When most clocks cost $5, this one cost $50, making it a luxury item.

This object was donated by George R. Kravis II. It is credited Gift of George R. Kravis II.

Our curators have highlighted 10 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

  • Clock, 1928
  • silvered bronze and colored champlevé enamel.
  • Stephen E. Kelly/Kelly Gallery, New York.
  • 38.2016.2

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 19.7 × 14.6 × 9.5 cm (7 3/4 × 5 3/4 × 3 3/4 in.)

Cite this object as

M-1, Type B2 Clock, ca. 1928; Designed by Paul T. Frankl (American, b. Austria, 1886–1958); chromium-plated and enameled metal, molded bakelite, brushed-burnished silver; H x W x D: 19.7 × 14.6 × 9.5 cm (7 3/4 × 5 3/4 × 3 3/4 in.); Gift of George R. Kravis II; 2015-41-1

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