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medicoirfan's loves51 of 82Railroad spittoon/lampVictorian pink cased Peloton glass vase with crimped fan top
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    Posted 5 years ago

    racer4four
    (605 items)

    I own a number of Hoya clocks but this is the only one in black glass.
    Typically of Hoya it has been precisely and beautifully cut and polished, which is really evident in the valley where the clock bezel sits.
    It has a very art deco appeal I think, and if the stickers in photo 1 were removed from the clock it would look so much cleaner and period. I'll do that someday.
    It has never been used. The box is as perfect as the clock, and it still has it's original 1982 battery in the special box place made for it. I'm not sure if the battery has charge.......
    Most Hoya clocks are called Lofty, but being Japanese they are often called Rofty, and amusingly Hoya have played on this. The script for the word Lofty is so designed that the L could possibly be an R. Love those guys!!

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    Comments

    1. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 5 years ago
      Love these, I used to have a peach coloured one.
    2. bijoucaillouvintage bijoucaillouvintage, 5 years ago
      Rofty :-)) What a beautiful clock! Neat as art deco indeed.
    3. fortapache fortapache, 5 years ago
      Quite stylish.
    4. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Black and peach were very fashionable in the 80s Phil,but this design is good enough to not date. Thanks for the love.
    5. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Bijou I'm glad it amuses you too!!
      Glad you liked the clock also.
    6. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Understated appreciation is often the best Fort. Thanks!
    7. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Hi Thomas nice to hear from you.
      It's morning now, a glorious autumn day, looking at 28c and sun.
      Glad you like my clock thanks!
    8. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Thanks so much Ken.
    9. Alan2310 Alan2310, 5 years ago
      Gorgeous, love this.

      Regards
      Alan
    10. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      So neat! Nice cut in that black glass :-)
    11. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      It is well cut, thank you Pascale.
    12. MALKEY MALKEY, 5 years ago
      Perfect symmetrical piece Karen just lovely !!!!!!!!
    13. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 1 year ago
      Wow! So sharp and smooth at the same time. wonderful design!
    14. racer4four racer4four, 1 year ago
      Thanks Ho2.

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