Thursday, March 10, 2011

VINTAGE 1920'S WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC ALARM CLOCK

Today it's a very cool little item I just picked up.
It's a Westinghouse Electric Alarm Clock from the mid 1920's.
I have not plugged it in yet, as I'm going to open it up and make sure everything looks alright... also the plug is wrong.
Look how awesome that back is.  All Bakelite shell,  knobs for setting turning on, and off, plus another to set the time.  And the really cool part is the nickel metal "stop sign" lever to turn the alarm on and off.
You pull it down like a stop light would be back in the 20's and it actually makes a small switch turn on and off (you can see the switch on the bottom)
Plus it has an outlet on the back!  Keep in mind in the 20's a house might have had one outlet in the whole room.  So here you could plug your light in  your clock and only use one plug.
This whole bit worries me, as I'm not sure what my amps in my house are...  I don't want to fry the thing.
I haven't cleaned it up yet, but look at that detail in the Bakelite.
Top of the clock.  The front isn't glass but a celluloid "plastic"
Don't you wish they made modern alarm clocks with metal levers and knobs... It's like a classic automobile.
I'm really impressed with the looks of this little alarm clock and I'm looking forward to getting it running.... It's Vintage Gear for Guys!

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