Scale model for proposed clock for coal mining company (HC666)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

Scale model for proposed clock for coal mining company

Date

1996

Materials and techniques

MDF (textured and coloured), crushed coal, copper, brass, polished aluminium

Dimensions

length:  30.6cm
width:  17cm
depth:  2.3cm

Object number

HC666

Category

Maker's statement

'Layers' - This clock consists of a series of layers representing different aspects of opencast mining. The first is the earth overlaid with a layer of crushed coal, then grass, represented by Verdigris copper. Above these is the pit wheel dominated by the pick-axe hands.

Scale model for the proposed clock for a coal mining factory. The clock would be situated in the foyer of the company's headquarters. The design includes crushed coal as one of the materials from which it would be built.