Posted 7 days ago
I got this clock in the mid 1980's or so, when it came down from the wall in the showroom of the small-town lumberyard where I worked at the time. As far as I know, SENTRY was a kinda short lived (?) hardware store "brand name" that preferred to market their product in 'existing businesses' (vs. standalone stores, that is) in that era right before the now ubiquitous 'home center superstores' came into being.
Illuminated by twin fluorescent tubes inside (w/pull chain switch on its bottom) it measures about 15" x 27". A small label on its back identifies it as made by BENCO INDUSTRIES INC. of TN, with what I'm guessing is a January 1982 date stamp. Its plastic front has now yellowed with age (and/or the UV light from inside) and also has a few little dings/cracks in it, fortunately nothing critical considering how much more fragile it probably is now than 40 yrs ago when it was fresh and new and white...? ;-) Both lights and the clock motor itself still seem to work perfectly, BTW. :-) :-) :-) :-)