2 Westclox LaSalle 61C clocks combined to make one working clock

Reader EW asked me if I wanted a second Westclox LaSalle 61C alarm clock. Yes, I said, of course. I was advised of the condition of the clock beforehand so there was no surprise when it arrived in the mail. The important distinction between my clock and the new arrival is that the new one … More 2 Westclox LaSalle 61C clocks combined to make one working clock

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Seth Thomas Alarm Clock – big and ugly but I like it

My wife loves those little craft shops that seem to pop up everywhere. While shopping for Christmas presents in Truro, Nova Scotia, she spotted an attractive Seth Thomas balloon alarm clock. It is not working, said the vendor but my wife knew that her clock loving husband would likely get it running in no time. … More Seth Thomas Alarm Clock – big and ugly but I like it

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Mercedes clock – not made by the car folks

Mercedes makes a great car. Do they make clocks. No! Is this Mercedes novelty timepiece a great clock? No, but read on. This very attractive 30 hour Mercedes ceramic mechanical shelf clock of the Baroque Meissen style (debatable) from the 1970s is more of a novelty item than a clock. It is a time-only alarm … More Mercedes clock – not made by the car folks

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2017 – Time to reflect, a year in summary

I am a retired educator living in┬áNova Scotia Canada. I collect vintage and antique clocks that I repair and maintain. I also write about horological areas of interest, interesting clocks and clock stories when I search for new acquisitions. As most bloggers know the key to building a successful blog is not only attracting new … More 2017 – Time to reflect, a year in summary

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Westclox alarm clock – made in China….sigh!

You can still buy a brand new Westclox today and few people realize that the company was a pioneer alarm clock manufacturer. This is a nondescript Baby Ben clock; thousands were sold but unlike older alarm clocks made in the USA and made and/or assembled at the Peterborough plant in Ontario (Canada), this one was … More Westclox alarm clock – made in China….sigh!

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The knocker upper – waking workers up in the industrial age

  We had a knocker-up, and our knocker-up had a knocker-up And our knocker-up’s knocker-up didn’t knock our knocker up So our knocker-up didn’t knock us up ‘Cos he’s not up. Source During the early days of the industrial revolution a certain practice lasted well into the 20th century. These were days before alarm clocks … More The knocker upper – waking workers up in the industrial age

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