Posted 10 years ago
The dial on this clock appears to be anodized aluminum, red, almost magenta, in color. Original painted finish on chapter ring, outer ring, and base is silver-grey lacquer.
The Phantom clock was also offered in chrome, with a red, black, or blue dial. Dial material also varied; either aluminum or celluloid. The area between dial and outer ring is open, not glazed. Its height is about 10 1/2 in. Powered by a 30-hr mechanical movement. The design of the Phantom clock is attributed to Frank N. Mariani, co-owner of Diecasters, Inc. of NY, its manufacturer. It was patented July 13, 1937.