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For Immediate Release CONTACT:

Angelita Plemmer
Terri Bolling
(410) 260-1488

Media Advisory
Maryland Court of Appeals Welcomes Back Victorian Clock That Used to Mark Time in Courtroom in 1800s

(ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Jan. 4, 2012) Tomorrow, Thursday, Jan. 5, the Maryland Court of Appeals will welcome back a part of its history when it unveils a clock that used to hang in the Court of Appeals courtroom in the Maryland State House almost 150 years ago. The media is invited to attend the unveiling of the historic Victorian clock, which will be held at approximately 2:30 p.m., directly after the day’s court session.

The Victorian clock, made between 1840 and 1860, was hung in the State House location in the late 1800s. In 1903, it moved with the court to the new Court of Appeals Building on what is now Lawyers’ Mall. The clock was used by the court until the late 1950s.

The clock was given to retired Judge John W. Sause, Jr., by the late Judge William R. Horney in the mid 1960s. Judge Sause donated it in 2010 to the Commission on Artistic Property, which works as a part of the Maryland State Archives.

The clock, which has carved rosewood veneers, is an excellent example of a German-made regulator. The case was conserved in 2010 by Adajian & Nelson, Inc., and the works were restored by John Stephens of Stephens and Stephens.

The unveiling and dedication will be webcast live on the Judiciary’s website,


Unveiling and dedication of the historic Victorian clock


Thursday, Jan. 5, approximately 2:30 p.m.


Maryland Court of Appeals courtroom, 361 Rowe Blvd., Annapolis


Chief Judge Robert M. Bell of the Maryland Court of Appeals
Matthew P. Lalumia, Esq., chair of the Maryland Commission on Artistic Property


Maryland Judiciary Office of Communications and Public Affairs, 410-260-1488. The media is invited to attend.


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