Posted 8 years ago
An icon of Streamline Moderne design, the "Zephyr" was made by Lawson Time, Inc. of Los Angeles, Calif. from ca. 1937 through the 1950s. Its design has long been attributed to acclaimed German-American industrial designer Kem Weber, although recent research suggests that it was more likely the creation of noted Art Deco designer and metalsmith, Paul Feher, working with artist George Adomatis. No patents or design drawings exist for the Zephyr, or for any of Lawson's clocks.
This particular clock was made at Lawson Time's Pasadena facility and dates to 1940-42. It has a 'bronze' finished brass case with brass trim. The Zephyr was also available in a brushed gold finish with brass trim, "gunmetal" with chrome trim, and "silver" with brass trim.