Rare WWII glass mantle/alarm clock by Gilbert Clocks, Connecticut, USA
Great example of this rare clock in fabulous condition – no chips or nicks to the glass. It comes with its box, original instructions and information about its production and can be dated between 1942 – 45.
Unlike other clockmakers who stopped production and were drafted into the war effort Gilbert carried on making clocks as alarm clocks were deemed essential to wake up the workers. To avoid the use of restricted materials such as metal and wood, they made their clocks out of papier maché and moulded glass. Buying one of these clocks was also seen as helping the war effort.
The clock has a mechanical wind up movement with separate winder for the alarm. Both the clock and the alarm are in full working order.
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