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Small Swiss Railway Wall Clock

Small Swiss Railway Wall Clock

Hans Hilfiker, 1940

This product is represented in MoMA's Design collection.

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1.75d x 10"diam.

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Small Swiss Railway Wall Clock

Based on railway engineer Hans Hilfiker's 1940s classic, the Swiss Railway Station Clock is a standard throughout European train stations, with over 3,000 clocks keeping precision time. The straightforward black and white face with a red second hand is easy to read from a distance. The Small Swiss Railway Wall Clock reflects the Museum's long history of documenting and displaying timepieces from the modern era, many examples of which are featured in the Museum’s collection. Made by Mondaine with a red aluminum case and German clock movement. One AA battery is required (not included) for the 10" clock. Two AA batteries are required for the 15.75" clock, which can also be powered using the included AC adapter.

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History

Mid-Century Design

Following World War II, a number of factors combined to foster a new direction in home products and furniture. New materials, such as molded plywood and plastic, and advances in mass production techniques opened a world of design options. Through the efforts of companies like Herman Miller, their longtime design director George Nelson, and the influential team of Charles and Ray Eames, these new designs could be produced for a broad market. A new vocabulary of ergonomic form, versatile function, and synthetic material emerged—and some of the most beloved furniture of the century was created.

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Type Clocks
Size 1.75d x 10"diam.
Materials Aluminum, German Clock Movement
Featured Timepieces , Staff Picks , Modern Living , Mid-Century Design , Contemporary Workspace
Designer Hans Hilfiker
Date 1940
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