Name Boss

Circular name boss from an arched clock dial plate, cast and engraved across its slightly domed front "Made.By / Rich : Manning / In:Ipswich / 1751" inside a band border with wavy line. Pierced post or shank with two wire hooks is brazed at center of reverse.
Made by clockmaker Richard Manning (b. c. 1701-1774) of Ipswich, MA.
Currently not on view
Object Name
name boss
date made
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
iron wire (hooks material)
overall: 1/4 in x 3 1/2 in; .635 cm x 8.89 cm
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Ipswich
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Domestic Furnishings
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Arthur M. Greenwood
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