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Posted 4 years ago

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syrocokid
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The Syracuse Ornamental Company, of Syracuse, New York was founded by Adolph Hostein in the late 1890's. The company developed a molding process that took a wood composite resin, and pressed it into molds. It produced a fine product that appeared to look "carved", but was easy to mass produce in any shape or form. A genius idea! The company's main focus was decorative items for the home.

Syroco produced many different styles of clocks. Wall clocks, coo-coo clocks, alarm clocks, and figural clocks. I'm particularly interested in the figural ones pictured here as they are "go with" type items to the Syroco Corkscrews that I collect.

The clocks were produced with a Lux wind up timepiece. Syroco produced the housing.

Got any to sell?
Maybe to trade or donate?
Or do you have a couple you'd like more information on?

I'm interested! Feel free to contact me anytime!
I'd love to hear from you!

Cheers
Tommy Campnell
206-612-7239
syrocokid@gmail.com
www.syrocokidcorkscrews.com

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  1. Carolann Elias, 4 years ago
    Hi ,
    I have a syroco 8 day clock but when we got it from a garage sale the key was missing..Any chance that you may have 1 to sell, or can you tell me where I can get one...Thanks a lot...
  2. syrocokid syrocokid, 4 years ago
    Hi, Carolann,

    Sorry, I don't have a key for you. The best thing to do is take it to a clock repair place and inquire with them. They will be able to help you figure out the exact type of key you need and maybe even have one to sell you. Once my clock guy offered to make a custom key for me, but I ended up just selling the clock "as-is".
    Hope this helps.

    Cheers
    Tommy
  3. Christine Lynch, 3 years ago
    Hello Tommy,
    Can you recommend a website or other reference to help me date a Syroco starburst style clock? It is about 32 inches across, has an 8 day movement, and is gold in finish. The clock face itself is 8 inches across, gold in center with an ivory band around the outside with gold toned roman numerals on the band. Clock hands are black. The starburst section has both straight and wavy "rays" emanating from center; some of the longer straight rays are angled at the ends. The ring area between the clock face and the rays is comprised of a set of continuous curling 'u' shapes. Also, the clock works are inop; do you suggest any place to get the works repaired? I have the winding key. Thanks for any help you can give. I have seen several similar ones on eBay; they often have nothing to say how old they are. My friend owns one, although a smaller version, and seems to think this style is from the 30s. Thanks again.
  4. Christine Lynch, 3 years ago
    AR8Jason,
    Thank you so much for letting me know. I will try to email him directly.

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