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Hello, I have this clock I got from a friend. I would like t know how much its worth and how old is it. It has a plate on back, The Hammond Clock Com., with serial number.

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  1. pw-collector pw-collector, 1 year ago
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hammond_Clock_Company
    The Hammond Clock Company was founded in 1928 to produce and market clocks that were equipped with Hammond's new motor. The Hammond clock factory manufactured more than 100 different clock models, some simple and cheap, others made from expensive materials such as marble and onyx.[4] Hammond employed well-paid toolmakers who created sophisticated tools to stamp out the various components of his clocks, which could then be assembled in a belt operation by unskilled laborers.[5] In addition, Hammond licensed his invention to other clock makers such as Waterbury, Sessions, and Ingraham.
    In 1932, the economic troubles of the Great Depression threatened the clock-making industry; about 150 clock companies went out of business. To make matters worse, Hammond's licensees discovered that Hammond's patent on his motor was invalid, due to an earlier German invention of the same technology. In this situation, Hammond attempted to save his factory by starting the production of an electric bridge table.[6] This proved to be nothing but a fleeting success. Hammond did finally manage to save his company with his invention of the Hammond organ, and from 1937 his company was called The Hammond Instrument Company to reflect the new emphasis. The production of clocks was discontinued entirely in 1941.

    Dave

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