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    Posted 1 year ago

    AnythingOb…
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    I showed my HAMMOND "HAMPTON" kitchen clock a couple yrs ago now, so's its high time I got some pics of a few more of my HAMMOND clocks isn't it...? <lol>

    https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/228039-hammond-hampton-electric-kitchen-clock

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hammond_Clock_Company

    Measuring about 7" x 5" x 3", this is/was one of the most popular (thus now more commonly found, there are already a few more similar that have already been shown on CW) general styles, in a brown bakelite case with an 'art-deco gothic cathedral' inspired design to its shape. Over their relatively few years of production these clocks were available with slightly differing mechanisms, (though all with the same basic patented electric motor driving them) this one is a model that happens to have an alarm function/hand/knob.

    Its original cloth covered two wire power cord has now lost nearly all of its outer layer of cloth, the plug might or might not be original but if a replacement is likely an 'early replacement'. Its brass nameplate on its rear shows it to be serial# A 80193. I'll guess (without knowing for sure) that it tends towards the earlier end of the production schedule.

    This clock is not currently functional, though I have (oh, so carefully!) actually plugged it up to see if it would run, it didn't. It was purchased years ago in a 'box lot' of HAMMOND clocks sold "for parts" (including the HAMPTON) and beyond that initial test (it failed, one or two others still worked or were otherwise easily fixed) I've never even opened its back. I suppose I should do something about that situation...?? ;-) :-)

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    1. valentino97 valentino97, 1 year ago
      Thanks for posting - I love old clocks. I have one to post for you to comment on. It's a Hammond Synchronous, very pretty square chrome clock. It has the "spin to start" too. I used it for 10 years as an alarm clock and then one day I knocked it over and put a crack in the glass and didn't use it again because I was so mad at myself for being clumsy. Mine still works, but I got a few shocks, so I haven't used it in a long time.
    2. SpiritBear, 1 year ago
      I have a similar one. You can make it run backwards too. The motor goes whichever way you spin it. Great way to confuzzle people. *Giggles.*
    3. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 1 year ago
      My most gracious THANKS to: fortapache, valentino97, EJW-54, SpiritBear, & Bruce99 for stopping by and leaving your <love it>s and comments!!

      Val97, I look forward to seeing your clock -- and SB, you are entirely correct, one of the fun foibles of Hammond clocks is their uncanny ability to be perfectly happy running forward *or* backward. <lol>
    4. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 6 months ago
      More THANKS to hunterqlee & Gnat for stopping by with your <love it>s! :-) :-) :-)

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