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    Posted 3 years ago

    SpiritBear
    (813 items)

    As it has the Deutsches Reichspatent & Gebrauchmuster (D. R. P. & G. M.) mark on this wecker (alarm) clock, we know it is circa 1891. The style is suggestive of early 1900s, to a decade after the first World War.

    It's missing a couple knobs and will not tick much, but the alarm works, albeit it's mostly a series of dull thuds that wouldn't wake most people up (and if they did wake up, they'd be very confused as to what it is making the noise).

    Interesting cylindre movement in a less-common-shaped case; found in one of my favourite thrift stores several weeks back. It was a high $5 and tax. LOL.

    In short: German-made Carriage-style Alarm Clock. C. 1891.

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    Comments

    1. roddyq roddyq, 3 years ago
      Your a pretty thrifty shopper good deal!!
    2. SpiritBear, 3 years ago
      RoddyQ, thank you. I try to hit them up weekly.
    3. roddyq roddyq, 3 years ago
      I miss my favorite shopping stops in Canada. Different setup here in Mexico.

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