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1925-30 Skyscraper Whitehall-Hammond Onyx and Marble clock

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Mantel Clocks570 of 696Tin mantle clock with 2 vases - art  nouveauAntique Ansonia Mantle Clock -- circa 1894
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Posted 6 years ago


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Whitehall-Hammond produced opulent marble, onyx and alabaster clocks in the late 20's and into the early 30's Mr. Whitehall would design and buy the cases, and Mr. Hammond would supply the movements, the partnership dissolved during the depression because demand for these clocks dropped with the economy. Mr. Hammond of the partnership continued making clocks until 1941, then he began selling Organs bearing his name..

This clock has to be primed by spining a knob located in the back of the clock movement. The case was made in Beligum, and the green oynx on the bottom, top, and sides, came from Brasil. It is 6.75" tall, 6.5" in width, and 2.5" in depth. The bezel is intact. The face of the clock is beige and gold with black numbers shows a little scuffing.

The clock is in working condition and runs quietly and does well in the timekeeping department. The clock appears to be all original with the exception of the cord, however the plug looks original to the clock.


  1. Bruce99 Bruce99, 6 years ago
    Very nice clock and thanks for the info! My father used to play the Hammond "B-3" organ professionally. It was to the Jazz Organ what the Fender Stratocastor was to Rock!
  2. rlwindle rlwindle, 6 years ago
    Laurens Hammond also invented an electric card shuffler for bridge games, and some other things that didn't make it. The Organ is what he is best remembered for, most don't know anything about his clocks.
  3. ejyland, 6 years ago
    I really like this clock... take a closer look... could it possibly be in the marble case backwards? The word Belgium appears on the base: I believe that would be intended for the back of the clock. Also, the (now backside) is one uninterrupted piece of marble and the (now frontside) is pieced within the framework of the case. Lastly, I believe the flush part of the base would be to the back and the extending edge of the base to the front. What do others think?
  4. rlwindle rlwindle, 6 years ago
    You're probably right, I left it like I received it. Never noticed the lip on the bottom.

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