Posted 4 years ago
This clock has a wind up mechanism. The design is unique, a disc shape in a bakelite dark brown type of hard composite material, without a stand, if it had one initially, and sit on a desk as a paperweight, it measures about 3 inches in diameter. It was part of an estate miscellaneous desk item auction lot. Original and unusual type of decorative piece that I can't resist.
Here is more info I just came across today , too bad I did not find out sooner.
Manufacturing: Western Clock Company. United States (Peru, Illinois).
Circa: 1930's. Black bakelite and golden metal. Art Deco.
White dial. Arabic numbers and blued hands.
Designers: Simon DeVaulchier & George W. Blow. 'Kaufmann Award' (1935).
What I felt was sort of recent, was 1930's and described as a purse or travel clock for ladies. It seems it must have had a case to protect it inside a purse with all it's contents. Even more surprised now at the condition of this clock. It was also sold in a box containing a small brass stand.