VINTAGE CLOCKS

Fun vintage 1920's Westbury Lux Claridge metal 4" X 5" alarm clock runs great!

$75.00

Shipping to United States: Free
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    It's fun to remember the old, simpler, times surrounded by products like this Lux Claridge metal alarm clock from the 1920's and proudly made in the USA!

    Still running like a champ after almost 100 years, this compact, simple to use alarm, will not only wake you up at the appointed time but its gentle ticking is so soothing when going to sleep.

    The dial measures 4" in diameter with a deep chocolate brown background with large white numbers, bold white hour and minute hands, white outer chapter, and a white subdial at 12 o'clock for setting the alarm.

    The 5" tall case is a deep brown with brass accents.

    It will still wake you at the appointed time but is also a fun piece of history to have around.

    ABOUT THE BRAND:

    The Lux Clock Manufacturing Company, Inc.

    (active 1914 - 1961)

    Paul Lux (1868-1947), a German immigrant working at the Waterbury Clock Company, established the Lux Clock Company in 1914 with his wife Caroline and their sons Fred and Herman. In 1915, Lux built the clock on the Waterbury Green, dedicated in a ceremony celebrating the opening of the new City Hall building on Grand Street. Within a few years of inception, the company was devastated by a fire, but a new and larger factory was built in the 1920s on Johnson Street in Waterbury. The company’s success led to expansion of the factory in 1931 and 1936. The full line of Lux clocks included novelty, alarm, mantle, wall, desk, art, bank, travel, automobile, and kitchen clocks, and stove timers. The company often supplied movements for other companies and produced clocks for the August C. Keebler Company of Chicago. Lux is best known for novelty pendulette clocks, which were made with cases manufactured from molded sawdust composition by the Syracuse Ornamental Carving Company (now Syrocco). Clock production was suspended during World War II, when all manufacturing in Waterbury was focused on the war effort. Following the war, injection molded plastic cases replaced the wood composite cases. One of the most popular Lux case designs was the “Schmoo” character from the “Lil Abner” comic strip. In 1954, Lux added a plant in Tennessee, followed in 1959 by a Lux Time Ltd. facility in Ontario, Canada. In 1961 the Lux Clock Manufacturing Company was acquired by the Robertshaw-Fulton Controls Company, which continued to produce Lux timers into the 21st century.


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