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Hammond Day and Date Calendar Clock, "Tripoli", 1938

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Posted 3 years ago

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rlwindle
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Yet another Hammond day and date calendar clock the "Tripoli", 1938. Unlike their "Gregory" calendar clocks, this one and the "Dayton" have open rotors that can be repaired with a little effort and elbow grease, the "Gregory" has closed rotors that are encased, but they too can be repaired, but not very easily. Hammond clocks with open rotors have the piece of metal hanging near the cord.

This clock is in near perfect shape with a few dings and a scratch or two. The minute hand, like the Dayton, is stylized with a circle. Beautiful little shelve clock. It is an alarm clock also, the day and date functions work, and the clock runs and keeps good time, the alarm also work.

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  1. windog1, 3 years ago
    Great looking clock!!!! You seem very knowledgeable on Hammond clocks so I hope you dont mind me asking a question. I picked up a Whitehall Hammond clock last weekend for $5.00. I founld an example of the clock on this website.

    http://www.organhouse.com/onyx_models.htm

    He calls it a Diamond Alabaster (looks like concrete to me!) Do you know anything about the clock or it's rarity?
  2. rlwindle rlwindle, 3 years ago
    Whitehall Hammond produced a number of high end clocks for their wealthy customers. These large Alabaster, Marble, and Oynx Clocks are high end clocks. The Depression sealed the fate for this type of clock. As for rarity, I am amazed at some of them that I stumble upon such as this one:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-Whitehall-Hammond-Green-Onyx-Clock-Figures-/310326215099?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4840e241bb

    This one is incomplete, as the garnitures are not with it. garnitures are the two pieces that are not attached to the clock, the garnitures for this clock have the same figures sitting on green oynx.
    The partnership dissovled and Hammond produced a more common clock that the public could afford. Such as the Dayton, Tripoli, Gregroy, etc. Hammond later got into the music business and stopped producing clocks and started making organs.

    Alabaster is a name applied to varieties of two distinct minerals, when used as a material: gypsum (a hydrous sulfate of calcium) and calcite (a carbonate of calcium). The former is the alabaster of the present day; generally, the latter is the alabaster of the ancients. Both are easy to work, with an attractive appearance, and have been used for making a variety of artworks and objects, especially small carvings, and although they may look like concrete, they're not.

    As to rarity, that depends on how many were made, which I don't imagine was over 5,000.

    Does your clock still run? If it does, you did good.
    Post some pictures of it.

  3. windog1, 3 years ago
    It runs laike a top!!!! I just posted it under art deco clocks. It probably could usa a cleaning the inside of the glass is spotty.
  4. windog1, 3 years ago
    I think they used the word alabaster because of the color because it looks like cement to me!
  5. windog1, 3 years ago
    oops didnt read the last part of your post before I replied...So it is alabaster!
  6. Tutzie Tutzie, 8 months ago
    this clock is a little hottie... a really nice Hammond calendar clock

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