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Manufacturer: Western Clock Company, founded 1884
Manufacturer (plastic case): Chicago Molded Products Corporation, American, founded 1919

Handbag watch

Designed 1933; manufactured 1933–39

Bakelite and metal

other (watch): 2 3/4 in. (7 cm)
Gift of Stewart G. Rosenblum, J.D. 1974, M.A. 1974, M.Phil. 1976, Ph.D. 2010, in memory of his aunt Helen D. Gordon
Designed in New York, New York
Manufactured in Chicago, Illinois
Manufactured in Peru, Illinois
20th century

Helen D. Gordon, Scarsdale, N.Y., by 1939–96; inherited by her nephew Stewart G. Rosenblum, New York, 1996–2002


“Acquisitions 2002,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2003): 136, ill.

John Stuart Gordon et al., A Modern World: American Design from the Yale University Art Gallery, 1920–1950 (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2011), 264–65, no. 179.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.