Posted 7 years ago
The dial on this clock appears to be anodized aluminum, red, almost magenta, in color. Original painted finish on chapter ring, outer ring, and base is silver-grey lacquer.
The Phantom clock was also offered in chrome, with a red, black, or blue dial. Dial material also varied; either aluminum or celluloid. The area between dial and outer ring is open, not glazed. Its height is about 10 1/2 in. Powered by a 30-hr mechanical movement. The design of the Phantom clock is attributed to Frank N. Mariani, co-owner of Diecasters, Inc. of NY, its manufacturer. It was patented July 13, 1937.