Title: Banjo Clock
Artist: Artist Unknown
Creation Date: 19th Century
Conservation Date: Fall 2013
Accession Number: 3403
An elegant 19th century banjo clock, named for its unique shape, this clock is one of the many excellent examples of clocks and watches within The Drexel Collection. Joining the ranks of the David Rittenhouse Astronomical-Musical clock and the rare conical clock by Eugene Farcot and Albert Ernest Carrier-Belleuse, located in the Great Court, this banjo clock was a clear choice for conservation.
To bring the clock to its original glory, the dial was refinished, the movement was overhauled including cable replacement and rebuilding the pulley system for the pendulum and the decorative reverse painting on glass along the neck of the clock was retouched.
Now that the banjo clock is revived and ready to run, it is currently adorning the walls of the President’s office; ready to keep pace within the active setting of Drexel University.