American Art Deco Gilbert Rohde Clock for Herman Miller Model 4706
Rhode Designed Machine Age Clock
Rare Gilbert Rohde Machine Age electric clock model 4706-N exhibited at the 1933-34 World's Fair in Chicago. Manufactured by the Herman Miller Clock Company ca. 1933.
Strong Art Deco elements are at the very heart of this model's design, including a chrome-ringed face that sits on a brushed aluminum base, with three speed-lines cut into it. The opalescent painted face has streamline numerals, hands, and a red second hand that heighten the appeal of this rare clock. This is a truly striking design.
The condition of this iconic clock can only be described as near mint. It is obvious that this clock has been well taken care of and only shows some fine scratches and light pitting on chrome consistent with light careful use and age. Clock base retains the original brown felt still affixed to the bottom. Dial glass is original with no cracks or chips. The Deco black hour hand has a fine scratch caused by the spinning of the minute hand. This in no way detracts from this great clock. The clock is fitted with an alarm and a starter wheel that is in working condition at this time. Power cord is long and in good condition. Clock is marked Herman Miller clock Co. Zeeland, Mich. U.S.A. on the bottom of the face following the contour of the chrome bezel.
This table clock measures 6 1/2" high by 6" wide by 3" deep. There is no guarantee of accuracy with clock keeping time. If you wish to use it daily, it is recommended you have a qualified professional service it, as it may need lubrication and calibration.