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Posted 2 years ago

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pw-collector
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Keyless Rim Wind-Rim Set auto clock
Center of dial marked:
KEYLESS
RIM WIND-RIM SET
8 DAY
MADE IN U.S.A.
Around edge of dial, outside of minute marks it's marked:
No. 181 (above the 12)
PATENTED IN FOREIGN COUNTRIES (between 10 & 11)
KEYLESS AUTO CLOCK CO. INC. NEW YORK AND CHICAGO PAT. FEB.5.07, NOV. 24. 08, AUG. 16. 10, NOV. 28. 11, JULY 9.12 (starting at 9 and going to 3).
slow & fast setting between 1 & 2.
Back of case marked:
PATENTS
FEBRUARY 5-1907
NOVEMBER 24-1908
AUGUST 16-1910
NOVEMBER 28-1911
JULY 9-1912
OCTOBER 12-1915
OTHERS PENDING
MADE IN U.S.A.

You turn the rim clockwise to wind the clock & pull the rim out and turn clockwise to set the clock.

Any guesses as to what car you would find this in?

Thanks for looking,
Dave

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  1. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 years ago
    Thanks eye4beauty.
    Dave
  2. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 years ago
    eye4beauty,
    It wasn't a quiz. I don't know myself.
    Dave
  3. Bruce99 Bruce99, 2 years ago
    I think it may have been an after-market accessory and as such, there was no one car model that they came out of. I've seen references to these clocks being in Ford Model T's, Nash and Moon Roadsters. You can try looking up the patent dates to see if there is more information.

    Here's another one that was posted on C.W. two years earlier:
    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/290-keyless-rim-wind-rim-set-automobile-cloc
  4. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 years ago
    Thanks Bruce99,
    I have a feeling almost all old car clocks were after market add-ons.
    Thanks eye4beauty, BELLIN68, kerry10456, thisoldwatch & Bruce99 for the appreciation.
    Dave
  5. Bruce99 Bruce99, 2 years ago
    I wouldn't know one way it the other Dave. I don't collect car clocks or antique cars. That's just what I turned up searching on this particular clock. Patent dates can help with research. Please share any more information that you come across. Perhaps another collector here may have insight to definitively answer your question.
  6. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 years ago
    Thanks toolate2, Hunter & lannd for the appreciation.
    Dave
  7. pw-collector pw-collector, 1 year ago
    Thanks ticktocktime100 & miKKoChristmas11 for the appreciation.
    Dave

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