|Title||Fragment of a clock bell|
Iron bell fragment. Surface is pockmarked and scratched.
|Label||When Isaiah Lukens deposited this item at the APS, he described it as "A fragment of a bell of a clock 'curiously blistered' by a stroke of lightning." Little else is known about the object. Lukens was a 19th-century Philadelphia clockmaker and was responsible for constructing a replacement clock in the tower of the State House (now Independence Hall). Lukens also purportedly manufactured the air gun used by Lewis and Clark on their expedition up the Missouri River.|
|Dimensions||D-1.25 Dia-3.75 inches|
|Credit line||American Philosophical Society. Gift of Isaiah Lukens, 2 January 1829.|