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The Nelson Ball Clock

Columbus Museum of Art

$470.00

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The Ball Clock (1949) was the first of more than 150 clocks designed by George Nelson Associates for the Howard Miller Clock Company, which sold them from 1949 into the 1980s. Nelson Associates, first launched as a studio by George Nelson in 1947 in New York City, employed some of the most celebrated designers of the time, including Irving Harper, Don Ervin and Charles Pollock, all of whom contributed to the clocks. Until its closure in the mid-1980s, the company designed a range of products for many clients, including Herman Miller, Inc., which was established in 1923 by Howard Miller’s brother-in-law, D.J. De Pree. A bit of family history: De Pree also founded the Herman Miller Clock Company in 1926 but turned it over in 1937 to Howard, who renamed it. As for the identity of Herman Miller, he was Howard’s father and De Pree’s father-in-law. The Ball Clock appeared in the original Miller brochure as Model 4755. This is an authentic Nelson Clock, produced by Vitra Design Museum. Uses one AA battery (included).

Made in Poland.

Dimensions: 13" Diameter

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The Ball Clock (1949) was the first of more than 150 clocks designed by George Nelson Associates for the Howard Miller Clock Company, which sold them from 1949 into the 1980s. Nelson Associates, first launched as a studio by George Nelson in 1947 in New York City, employed some of the most celebrated designers of the time, including Irving Harper, Don Ervin and Charles Pollock, all of whom contributed to the clocks. Until its closure in the mid-1980s, the company designed a range of products for many clients, including Herman Miller, Inc., which was established in 1923 by Howard Miller’s brother-in-law, D.J. De Pree. A bit of family history: De Pree also founded the Herman Miller Clock Company in 1926 but turned it over in 1937 to Howard, who renamed it. As for the identity of Herman Miller, he was Howard’s father and De Pree’s father-in-law. The Ball Clock appeared in the original Miller brochure as Model 4755. This is an authentic Nelson Clock, produced by Vitra Design Museum. Uses one AA battery (included).

Made in Poland.

Dimensions: 13" Diameter

Thank you for shopping on ShopMuse. Orders are shipped promptly upon receipt. You will receive an email when your item ships, with a tracking number and estimated delivery date. If you have any questions about your order, please contact the museum store you purchased from. Each museum store’s hours, phone and email contacts are linked from its Museum / About page.

Because items are shipped from the different museums from which you purchase, items from different stores incur a separate shipping cost.

Rates include shipping + handling fees. You will see the shipping rates before you finalize your purchase.

You have 30 days to return any order that is not to your satisfaction. A pre-paid return label is included with your shipment. Please return items in the original packaging and condition in which you received it. When the return has been received, a refund of the item price, minus the outgoing ship cost, will be issued promptly.

For more information about our shipping policies, please go to the Policy Page and scroll down to Shipping and Refund Policy section.

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