There were many models of advertising clocks produced for the Canadian market, starting as early as the 1920s for clocks with electric motors. Most companies were located in Ontario and Quebec. Our museum's collection currently holds more than eighty examples that promote brand-name soft drinks, beer, service station products, mattresses, bicycles, and cigarettes. Most of these are shown in this Gallery.
Note that the square Raybestos "Brake Service for Safety" clock uses a windup pendulum movement made by The Arthur Pequegnat Clock Company in the 1920s/30s. Most examples seen with this colourful dial had an electric motor. Presumably the windup version was available for service stations located in areas of rural Ontario that were not yet connected to the electricity grid back then.
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