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Posted 2 years ago

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SodaMan
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I bought this Fisk Tire Regulator clock a few weeks ago but do not know much about it other than it came from an old General Store. I bought it because I had never seen a clock of this type adverting Fisk Tires.

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  1. toolate2 toolate2, 2 years ago
    Looks to be a calendar clock thats missing a hand... http://www.collectorsweekly.com/clocks/calendar
  2. Bruce99 Bruce99, 2 years ago
    I agree with toolate2, looks like you're missing the "Day" hand which indicates the day of the month. What is your unsolved mystery question?
  3. SodaMan SodaMan, 2 years ago
    Is it rare being a Fisk tires advertisement? What year is it? And I gave $275 and was wondering if I did alright.
  4. Bruce99 Bruce99, 2 years ago
    Here's a photo of one which just sold for $354 at auction ($300 hammer price plus 18% buyer's premium). The auction date was Dec 9, 2012 in Denver, CO...so, assuming that it's not a reproduction, I think you did okay although you are missing the day hand as previously mentioned. That can be replaced. Here's a photo of the clock in Denver: http://p2.la-img.com/1093/35408/14662138_1_x.jpg

    Advertising clocks are usually in higher demand than the same clock without ads.

    Here's some background information regarding the "Fisk Tire Boy" ad campaign:
    http://www.retroplanet.com/blog/retro-archives/character-of-the-week/fisk-tire-boy/

    Based upon that and the style of the clock I would guess that it could be circa 1915 give or take 5 years...but I'm not certain of that and would need to know more about the clock's movement.

    You might consider having it looked at and serviced. The missing hand could be replaced and there might be patent dates, or other identifying information stamped on the movement.

    The value of the clock should significantly increase once it is complete and in good working order but probably not as much as it will cost you to do so...so strictly as an investment, you should be careful about putting more money into it. It's a nice decorative piece that may be essentially complete. If you want to fully enjoy it, then consider the cost for what it is; care and maintenance.

    It's a nice looking clock. I hope that helps you somewhat.
  5. toolate2 toolate2, 2 years ago
    Bruce, You should do a clock blog... I'd subscribe!
  6. Bruce99 Bruce99, 2 years ago
    This is our blog Nathan! :)
  7. SodaMan SodaMan, 2 years ago
    Thanks guys! That feedback helps! Happy Collecting!
  8. Bruce99 Bruce99, 2 years ago
    You're welcome SodaMan, and welcome to CW. There seems to be quite a community of very active Coca-Cola collectors here. Happy collecting to you as well.
  9. epson233 epson233, 2 years ago
    1/10/2013 -- antique roadshow just had an airing on the fisk tires -- they were in texas somewhere maybe austin -- the fisk item was not a clock but a large road manikin -- very interesting on the fisk history -- had a value of over $3000 -- i thought they had a cute slogan "time to retire" with the little boy yawning

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