Posted 3 years ago
The Columbia the second of Lauren Hammonds Bichronous clocks from 1931. It reminds me of a peacock or quail with the little bob on top. This one's cord was cutoff completely, thus I had to operate on it. The cord is configured strangely in the motor of the clock, it goes in, separates, and comes back out and is solidered to two connections on the motor. The paitent survived and is running, albeit with a little click now and then. I left the clock running for a while to test it's onboard battery. The clock, the advertisement and the back of the clock says can run for 30 minutes on it own during a power outage. After about six hours, I unplugged it, and it kept running on its own. I moved it to another location and plugged it in. I couldn't believe the back up battery was still good. I will have to test my Avondale, the other of Hammond's bichronous clocks.
It is a neat little clock. The case has a few knocks and sratches but in overall great shape. I love the bi-directional grain on the front. The numerals are Herman Miller like.
I jokingly call it a "bicurious" clock because it is AC/DC. Bad joke, I'm sorry, I couldn't resit.