|Tiny, adorable, and they don't take up too much space. What's not to love?|
First, a couple of clocks from Connecticut:
|Seth Thomas 8 Day mantle clock.|
|Waterbury Clock Company's ormolu style clock.|
|Much less detail on the back.|
|Detail of the dial and hands.|
A travel clock from Massachusetts:
|A Waltham 8 day travel clock with a medieval flair |
...and the price sticker from when my grandfather purchased it.
|The back of the Waltham.|
And a clock from Massachusetts made for a company in Wisconsin:
|A Chelsea clock made for the Warner Instrument Company, for cars.|
The Warner Instrument Company, based in Beloit, Wisconsin, specialized in meters for automobiles a century ago, when simple instruments like odometers weren't standard issue for cars. Chelsea made clocks which attached to the Warner "auto-meters," because having a clock on your dashboard also wasn't standard issue one hundred years ago.
|Detail of a Warner Instruments advertisement from |
Collier's Magazine, Automobile Supplement, January 11, 1913.
My grandfather's clock was made to fit on top of the Warner Auto-Meter Model M-2, as seen in the advertisement above. The Auto-Meter displayed speed up to 60 mph (up to 100 mph if you bought the Model N-2), as well as a trip odometer that reset after 1,000 miles, and a "season" odometer that reset after 100,000 miles.
There are also a few tiny imports:
|Who can resist an Art Deco bird cage clock?|
The bird cage clock was made in the late 1940s by the Toyo Watch company in occupied Japan. It's a classic Art Deco chrome and brass design. The cage hangs from an elegant arc attached to a marble base.
|Bird cage movement, stamped "Toyo Watch" and "Made In Occupied Japan"|
|The cute little bird in his dusty cage.|
|The annular dial with Art Deco numerals on a cheery red ground.|
|A hint of its former glory: a band of bright turquoise inside an ornamental band of (formerly) polished brass. The cage would have appeared to have been gilded.|
|A German travel-size alarm clock.|
|The back of the German alarm clock.|