Posted 4 years ago
My other Brimfield purchase was this mustard-colored kitchen/school/office clock by Gibraltar, which is exactly what I was hoping to find for our vintage kitchen clock spot. In addition to a stove that dates to the 50s, my apartment's semi-updated kitchen includes an old wall socket mounted at clock level, along with a little hook to hang your timepiece on. This guy fits perfectly, and matches our yellow cabinet as well. I especially love the crescent-tipped second hand.
It was apparently made by the Gibraltar Manufacturing company out of Jersey City, New Jersey, on March 2nd, 1961 (see rear image). The company seems to have been incorporated in 1926 and sold clocks under a few different names: http://uv201.com/Clock_Pages/gibraltar_clocks.htm
Does anyone know anything else about this company? I could only find a couple other image of Gibraltar-branded clocks on the web, and would love to know more about the company that made them...