Mannequin Mania: a take a look at a few of our clocks by way of the ages

Mannequin Mania: a take a look at a few of our clocks by way of the ages

Over the previous century we’ve seen many beloved clock fashions come and go. Right here’s a take a look at a number of which have impressed collectors all through the ages.


The Offset Auto Clock
1911  The Offset Auto Clock was featured within the 1911 catalog with 2 3/4″ and three 1/2″ dial choices for $28 and $30. The same mannequin, the three 1/2″ Spherical Auto Clock, was bought to the US Navy as a ship clock previous to 1911.


The Admiral
The Admiral collection was first seen within the 1917 catalog and was obtainable in three sorts: “Plain,” “Particular,” or “Particular Grand,” ranging from 4 1/2″ by way of 12″ with various actions. By 1928 the ten″ and 12″ fashions had been discontinued, together with the “Particular Grand” dial possibility. Put up-WWII manufacturing of the Admiral was restricted to the 8 1/2″ mannequin which featured a sophisticated case and a Particular dial. In 1968 an identical barometer got here into manufacturing, and practically 20 years later in 1985 the Admiral was lastly retired. To at the present time the ten″ and 12″ fashions are extraordinarily uncommon and extremely fascinating amongst collectors.


The Aristocrat
Aptly named the Aristocrat, this trendy mixture desk set retailed for $85 in 1939 and stood 4″ tall.

The Arlington
The Arlington was the primary of seven “Boston Digital Tuning Fork” fashions launched in ’71 with walnut veneer casing. The clock measured 10.5″ excessive and was priced at $125.

The Willard Banjo
The Willard Banjo, which initially appeared in 1911, was reissued as a part of the Williamsburg Copy Collection underneath license with Colonial Williamsburg. The 43-inch circumstances have been created from nice mahoganies trimmed in rope moulding accentuated with gold leaf. A big eagle stood atop the face, whereas the throat and decrease pill glass have been reverse handpainted in 23 karat gold leaf depicting the Roman goddess Minerva in her horse-drawn Chariot. This beautiful piece was priced at $3,500.

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