Posted 6 years ago
These types of pillar clocks (as I call them) are about as garish and ostentatious as they come, but yet somehow their appearance begins to grow on you as they sit there quietly ticking yet screaming LOOK AT ME! the whole time.
This was a $45 yard sale find and was overall in fairly good condition, just mostly needing a good case cleaning (lots of white mold inside) and oiling of the movement. I took the case apart completely in order to clean it thoroughly and was amazed at how "cheaply" they were put together - presumably with smash 'em together assembly line construction as they were rather inexpensive and marketed as the everyman's clock. Still, the marbleized treatment and ebonized wood seemed well-crafted.
My research places the timeline for this clock at 1915-1920, but please correct me if that's wrong. There's a bit of the original paper instruction sheet on the back panel but not enough to be of much help.