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I've always been attracted to the skyscraper forms of the 1920s-30s, as well as the sleek streamlined designs of the 30s and 40s. I started collecting clocks in a seI've always been attracted to the skyscraper forms of the 1920s-30s, as well as the sleek streamlined designs of the 30s and 40s. I started collecting clocks in a serious way about ten years ago because a. they're smaller than the radios of the period (!) and don't demand so much storage space (that was the theory, anyway...), b. I enjoy the mechanical aspect, and c. they can still be found relatively inexpensively (again, in theory) Hope you enjoy looking! (Read more)


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  1. Lee, When I discovered that this timer was designed in the 1930s and not the 1950s as I'd always assumed, I imagined that there was probably some very forward looking young talent behind it's creati...
  2. I'd recommend that you show it to an archaeologist in the anthropology department of your closest college or university. They're most likely to have information about the prehistoric cultures that inh...
  3. Sis would have decked me had I come after her with these things...! Thanks for the loves walksoftly, aghcollect, Rattletrap - any ideas?
  4. Apparently the company was Crystal Bent Glass Co., based in Cincinnati, OH.
  5. This clock was designed in 1936 by William Hentschel. Hentschel was an artist and designer best known for his work for Rookwood Pottery, for whom he did thousands of ceramic designs in the teens and ...
  6. namji: Sorry, I don't know the answer to that one. I've owned models both with and without "Hawkeye" printed on the dial, and as I recall they were identical in all other respects.
  7. These were used for smoking tobacco, not opium. Opium pipes are much different.
  8. Thanks for the Loves, folks! Arisellon: unfortunately, this clock has a horizontal crack on one of the 'steps'. Also a couple of small chips that are hidden by the base trim. Otherwise it's in great ...
  9. Thanks for the info, INStudio!
  10. Thank you, ChePibe and SEAN68, for your kind comments!
  11. Thanks for all the 'Loves', folks!
  12. This is the early, pre-World War II, version of this clock. Very nice!
  13. rlwindle, according to a Dec. 1929 ad, this model was known as the "Rosemarie." It sold for $15 at that time.
  14. High-end darning egg?
  15. Amazing streamlined stove! Reminds me of some that were made in France in the 1930s. Thanks for sharing.
  16. My 2 ¢ : leave the finish alone. Every antique mall in the US has at least half a dozen of these languishing that that have been refinished and brasses polished to the max. Ho-hum. You've got the look...
  17. Nice! Please post more!
  18. Hi Sean, That is indeed the right lid for your 'marmite,' as Red Wing referred to them. What a great color combination! The Dusk Blue color was introduced in 1947, the Quartette Chartreuse in 1951.
  19. gavdib80, These appear to be authentic kaolin pipe bowls. Someone has obviously taken the time to catalog them at some point. Too bad the catalog document wasn't included in the sale! Might have prov...
  20. I just noticed this listing on Etsy for a sculptural clock that appears to use the same New Haven clock and alabaster case as yours. Unfortunately, seller provides zero information. Perhaps you could ...
  21. If you do a Google search for "Movier" or "J.B. Hirsch" and "Cleopatra" you'll find some other examples of how this figure was produced as a stand-alone piece and for lamps. I didn't come across any o...
  22. I think I may have an answer for you.... Amazing how things get repurposed over the years!
  23. This dial also looks extremely similar to those used on the Chronart pictoral clocks (Ye Olde Windmill, Polar Bird) made by the New Jersey Clock Co. Those also use Hammond movements.
  24. On second look, the twin engine plane has to be a P-38 Lightning. The guns are all clustered in the nose and you can make out the horizontal stabilizer spanning between the twin fuselage booms.
  25. Great pics! Photo 3 appears to be a Republic P-47 Thunderbolt dating to before the switch to a "bubbletop" canopy in 1944. The four-engine bombers are B-17s - not enough detail to tell which models. ...
  26. Hi Deanteaks, Looks like a Bausch & Lomb "Balopticon" Model B Magic Lantern, patented 1911. Here's and interesting link:
  27. Thanks, Tutzie, and welcome to CW!
  28. Didn't have to 'restore' really, it was in good shape when I got it. Just disassembled, cleaned and polished everything and installed a new cord and plug.
  29. Hi Delta, Stoves with art tile inserts were most popular in the 1880s-1890s. There were lots of stove manufacturers then, so without having more of it, it'll be difficult to identify. However, there ...
  30. Nice Quacker! These also came in blue - very scarce.
  31. Nice fossil! Looks like an Echinoid - related to modern day sea urchins.
  32. A very cool clock/radio! I love the way they've concealed the radio knobs. The electric movement was manufactured by the Hammond Clock Co. of Chicago. Hammond made clocks from 1928 to 1941, before sw...
  33. Thanks for all the 'Love its'! So far as I know, Pottery Barn has never gotten their hands on this design....
  34. The storefronts look remarkably intact, as does everything else except the cornice. Does it have historic landmark designation? Could be some tax credits available if you were to pursue designation.
  35. Thanks, Phil. Yes, it's electrically powered - Hansen motor I think. Base measures about 4 1/2" x 10" and it's 4 1/2" tall.
  36. Nice clock, Ted! If the original cord is frayed/stiff/dangerous looking, then replacing with a comparable cord is an modification that typically won't affect collectability or value. Try to get as c...
  37. Nice find! According to this website it's 1930s.
  38. Dividers. Used to measure out a fixed interval, among other uses.
  39. Russ, The "Patents Pending" statement on the decal probably indicates that your clock was made in or before the first part of 1935. Pennwood was pretty good at keeping the info on the decals current....
  40. If it was published before 1923 (appears it was), then it's copyright protections have expired.
  41. The designer's name was actually Paul "Feher" - misprinted in the catalog - who was a fairly well known Deco era metalsmith and industrial/architectural designer. There's a lot more of this story her...
  42. Thanks, mustangtony!
  43. This is a Plato clock - the first "digital" clock - patented by Eugene Fitch of New York in 1903. They were produced in the US by the Ansonia Clock Co. and in Germany by the Junghans Clock Co. Lo...
  44. Amazing! Any idea who made it? Hallmarks?
  45. And it has a hand brake, too! Fantastic!
  46. This looks like some sort of harness clamp to me. Generally, the nails with wrought heads would indicate it was made pre-1820s, but I suspect that Amish blacksmiths were making them this way a lot lon...
  47. Great clock! I've had on of these gracing my kitchen for years. It's an Ingraham 'Sentinel Wafer', designed by Henry Dreyfuss, noted industrial designer who also brought us the iconic Western Electric...
  48. I'd agree that urns of this form were popular in the early years of the 20th century. I found a few places that are still making them today. One maker refers to them as 'Mission style' urns, or 'squar...
  49. A cool piece of streamline design from the '30s! These were marketed as the "Top-O-Stove" Potato Baker by the Na-Mac Products Corp. of Los Angeles.
  50. Neutra's Ring School was built, but not until 1960 when the times had caught up with his progressive designs a bit. It's now known as Richard J. Neutra Elementary School, located at Lemoore Naval Air...
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