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– October 20, 1997
Museum: American History Museum
Location: 1st Floor, East Wing
A variety of historic timekeepers -- from sundials to atomic clocks -- are displayed in this hall, including sections that trace the development of American clockmaking. Several early examples of sound-recording and reproducing machines are here, too. Some of America's earliest typewriters are exhibited in chronological sequence. Locks, keys, bolts, and other hardware remarkable for their artistry are also on view.
Notes: This hall closed in sections: Timekeeping closed Oct. 20, 1997. - Locks closed Oct. 20, 1997. - Typewriters closed Oct. 1, 1997. - Phonographs closed Oct. 1, 1997.
This exhibition was replaced by "On Time," which opened Nov. 18, 1999.