|ANIMATED ALARM CLOCKS|
Animated windup alarm clocks were made in the early/mid 20th century by various companies in many countries, including Canada, the United States, Great Britain, France, and Brazil. These animated clocks were originally sold for use by children, but have become very collectible by "kids of all ages" today. Some early rare models are worth hundreds of dollars.|
The museum has a small collection with representative examples from the major manufacturers: Westclox (Peterborough), Ingraham Canadian (Toronto), Smiths (England), Lux (United States), and Sturm (Brazil, for Westclox?). We are still looking for affordable animated alarm clocks made by Bayard (France) and Waterbury (United States).
These pictures were taken by 2008 summer student Michelle, then edited and put on the web site by 2009 summer student Megan.
Click on one of these images to pull up the complete set of animated alarm clocks.
original box for a Double Rhomb animated alarm clock (with new alarm clock, late 1960s, China) [Cultural Revolution promotion - see picture of clock from box]
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