Howard Miller Clock
Zeeland - Michigan [1926-]
Howard Miller Clock Company was founded in 1926, as the Herman Miller Clock Company division of office furniture manufacturer Herman Miller in Zeeland, Michigan, specializing in chiming wall and mantle clocks. Starting in 1947, the Howard Miller Clock Company made table and wall clocks designed by George Nelson Associates. The George Nelson Associates designed clocks are estimated at over 150 clock designs. The first creation was model 4755 or "Ball Clock" which is the most recognizable example for most.
A number of Nelson Associates whimsical clocks became icons of the era, the Ball, Block, Spike, Eye, Spindle, Sunflower, along with others. It is interesting to know that the clocks were only given model numbers and not the names we have come to refer to them as. Most of the clocks models were available in more than one color combo, the 4755 "Ball" Clock was available in six color variations. All Electrical George Nelson Associates wall clocks were available with a cord & plug or as a "Chronopak" which mounted in a standard outlet box installed at the location chosen by the Homeowners to give that built in effect.
The Howard Miller Clock Company's collaboration with George Nelson also yielded other items such as the paper "Bubble Lamp" which were sold through Richards Morgenthau, Inc..
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George Nelson "Masonite" 4767 Mid-Century Table Howard Miller Clock
Early 1949 Nelson Design with Map-Pin Hour Markers
Rare 1949 George Nelson designed "Masonite", wood and metal table clock made by Howard Miller clock Company of Zeeland, Michigan. Showcased is an early and rare version of the "Masonite" 4767 clock. The large round clock face with a thin band of wood surround, bent metal base that gently leans back and the map-pin hour markers truly showcase George Nelson's use of a wide variety of materials and design elements. Clock is in great original condition and signed with decal manufacturer's label on the back of wood clock case - this beautiful clock has not been touched. Dark gray Masonite face has a few small white marks as well as the wood face surround. The original enameled gray metal base + gray lacquered wood clock body has some minor paint wear consistent with age and careful use. Aluminum hands are original are close to perfect and the often missing red second hand has a slight bend in it. Clock is in working condition with a long cord. Clock Measures approximately: 7" high with base by 3" deep. There is no guarantee of accuracy with it 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.$2,750.00