Chadakoin

Los Angeles, CA

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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DEP Streamline Art Deco Alarm Clock - Art Decoin Art Deco
Seth Thomas "Tabor" 1E Shelf Clock - Clocksin Clocks
General Electric "Petite", Model AB-3F52  - Clocksin Clocks
Telechron “Casino”, Model 4F71  Electric Shelf Clock - Art Decoin Art Deco
Hyalyn Casual Craft - China and Dinnerwarein China and Dinnerw…
Vidrio "Cadillac" Slag Glass Clock - Clocksin Clocks
O.B. McClintock Alarm Clock - Clocksin Clocks
G.E. 'Hotpoint' TM-8 Electric Clock/Range Timer - Clocksin Clocks
Pennwood "Imperial" - Clocksin Clocks
New Haven Shelf Clock - Clocksin Clocks

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  1. Nice! Please post more!
  2. 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.
  3. 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...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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...
  6. I think I may have an answer for you.... http://www.greatwesternauctions.com/catalogues/es301113/lot0761b.html Amazing how things get repurposed over the years!
  7. 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. http://www.co...
  8. 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.
  9. 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. ...
  10. Hi Deanteaks, Looks like a Bausch & Lomb "Balopticon" Model B Magic Lantern, patented 1911. Here's and interesting link: http://www.historyinsidepictures.com/Pages/ABauschandLombMagicLanternBaloptic...
  11. Thanks, Tutzie, and welcome to CW!
  12. 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.
  13. 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 ...
  14. Nice Quacker! These also came in blue - very scarce.
  15. Nice fossil! Looks like an Echinoid - related to modern day sea urchins. http://www.discoveringfossils.co.uk/echinoids.htm
  16. 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...
  17. Thanks for all the 'Love its'! So far as I know, Pottery Barn has never gotten their hands on this design....
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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...
  21. Nice find! According to this website it's 1930s. http://toysteambible.org/Marklin/4097-6.htm
  22. Dividers. Used to measure out a fixed interval, among other uses.
  23. 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....
  24. If it was published before 1923 (appears it was), then it's copyright protections have expired.
  25. 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...
  26. Thanks, mustangtony!
  27. 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...
  28. Amazing! Any idea who made it? Hallmarks?
  29. And it has a hand brake, too! Fantastic!
  30. 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...
  31. 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...
  32. 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...
  33. 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.
  34. 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...
  35. Yep, definitely tobacco.
  36. Actually, Westclox did make a steel cased Waralarm. Here are a couple: http://s41.photobucket.com/home/dhoosee/tag/waralarm,%20westclox%20alarm%20clock%20ww2 A few companies that had been making ala...
  37. Maggie-Dog: I don't thing this line was ever made by Vernon Kilns, only by Metlox Pottery. Metlox used molds they'd purchased from Vernon Kilns to create the dinnerware line, to which they applied t...
  38. I've got a full set of Monterey that I use everyday, including some serving pieces - it's great stuff! I think the consensus is that the line was manufactured by Metlox after they acquired molds, patt...
  39. Hi Dr. Rambow - I believe your clock is a model 371 "Auburn." Sometimes you'll find the model number stamped on the base of the clock rather than on the ID tag. The 'M1' refers to the motor type. Onl...
  40. I was just looking at Pennwood's March 1933 patent for their movement today and noticed that the clock in the patent drawings has the same numerals as yours. It's got to be one of the first ones off t...
  41. Beautiful clock! Do you have any photos of the sides and top? This clock was made by the Japy Freres company, one of the oldest and most respected French clock makers. Dates to late 1920s early 1930s,...
  42. Tulsa is a great town for Deco-watching. I had the good fortune to tour F.L. Wright's 1929 "Westhope" there years ago - an amazing house. Thanks for the love mikielikesigns2!
  43. That grill is fantastic!
  44. twins4memom, I'd guess your painting is an old tourist shop item. It depicts the "Maid of the Mist." The Native American legend of the Maid of the Mist is presented here: http://www.niagara-falls.na...
  45. Great find!
  46. Some of these early clocks used a push lever to get them going, others used a spin-to-start knob. If you spin the knobs the wrong direction, the clocks will run backward. Most of the lever-start clock...
  47. oldnfuelish, that is a Hammond-made movement in your Hastings ad clock. Hammond Clock Co. didn't make ad clocks itself, but it was selling its movements to other clock makers by 1931. They stopped all...
  48. Hi Shawna, Here's a little information I've come up with: http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/4952-washington-electric-cathedral-clock?in=user In 1931, the Electric Clock Corporation of Am...
  49. I missed your comment re model # my first time through... Actually, this is an 8B01. The etched diamond pattern is in the glass that covers the brass face, which is either missing or replaced with pl...
  50. Nice! You're very lucky to have the hourglass side trim pieces - those are always missing.
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