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Posted 2 years ago

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Shawna
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It runs clockwise and counter clockwise> Like to know the year of production, and any other info you might have?
Thank you so much

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  1. Shawna, 2 years ago
    Got an email saying there as a responce, but I do not see one here?
    No it does not run that way because it is on its side. It has a lever on the back that can be used to make it run clockwise or counter clockwise.
  2. Chadakoin Chadakoin, 2 years ago
    Hi Shawna,

    Here's a little information I've come up with:
    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/4952-washington-electric-cathedral-clock?in=user

    In 1931, the Electric Clock Corporation of America copied the design of the Hammond "Ravenswood" to produce this clock. They were sued for copyright infringement by Hammond in 1934.
  3. Shawna, 2 years ago
    Thank you for your reply. I had never seen a clock that has a lever that makes it run both directions. I do not see that on the picture of the link you sent me.
    So what year range would you say this one was made in?
    Thank you again.
  4. Bruce99 Bruce99, 2 years ago
    Based upon Chadakoin's facts, it looks like the clock must have been made between 1931 and 1934. Here is a link to the Hammond "Ravenswood" Clock cited: http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/10838-hammond-ravenswood-alarm.
  5. Chadakoin Chadakoin, 2 years ago
    Some of these early clocks used a push lever to get them going, others used a spin-to-start knob. If you spin the knobs the wrong direction, the clocks will run backward. Most of the lever-start clocks have a gear that will only let them turn the right way, so yours is unusual in that respect.

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