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Posted 6 years ago


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It runs clockwise and counter clockwise> Like to know the year of production, and any other info you might have?
Thank you so much

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  1. Shawna, 6 years ago
    Got an email saying there as a responce, but I do not see one here?
    No it does not run that way because it is on its side. It has a lever on the back that can be used to make it run clockwise or counter clockwise.
  2. Chadakoin Chadakoin, 6 years ago
    Hi Shawna,

    Here's a little information I've come up with:

    In 1931, the Electric Clock Corporation of America copied the design of the Hammond "Ravenswood" to produce this clock. They were sued for copyright infringement by Hammond in 1934.
  3. Shawna, 6 years ago
    Thank you for your reply. I had never seen a clock that has a lever that makes it run both directions. I do not see that on the picture of the link you sent me.
    So what year range would you say this one was made in?
    Thank you again.
  4. Bruce99 Bruce99, 6 years ago
    Based upon Chadakoin's facts, it looks like the clock must have been made between 1931 and 1934. Here is a link to the Hammond "Ravenswood" Clock cited:
  5. Chadakoin Chadakoin, 6 years ago
    Some of these early clocks used a push lever to get them going, others used a spin-to-start knob. If you spin the knobs the wrong direction, the clocks will run backward. Most of the lever-start clocks have a gear that will only let them turn the right way, so yours is unusual in that respect.

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