Very Rare Salesman Sample Size Clock Advertising “Elkay HAM” on Dial & Glass Tablet. (Circa 1915-1947)
Made by the “New Haven Clock Company” this 8 Day Time & Strike Clock has a "New Haven" Factory Paper Label on the back board Also the unmarked brass movement has been Cleaned & Oiled and is in Good Working order.
Advertisement exclaims “Eat Elkay Bacon” on the Paper Dial.
Glass Tablet Reads as follows ; “ELKAY * Mark of High Quality” in the cursive tail. “Brand HAM Old fashion Cured” “Distributed by L. Klein * Halsted, 14th & Liberty”
Measures : Overall clock is Only 19 ½ inches Long. Measures 9 3/8 inches Wide, and 4 1/2 inches Deep at the top Cornice Molding.
Weight : 6 Pounds and 2 Ounces.
Shipping ; Will ship out on the First Business Day following a Sunday after picking up from an Antique Mall. Or could be picked up in person at the Sundays only, Adamstown, PA. Antique Mall. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Historical Notes ; L. Klein Company * Halsted 14th & Liberty * Chicago,IL.
Company started in 1869 and filed bankruptcy in 1947. Mostly a Distributor of Canned Vegetables, Bottles & Jars of Condiments, and Baking Powder, with colorful Highly Collectable Paper Labels, it evidently also Distributed Meat Products too. It was a highly successful company during the late 19th century and into the early 20th century.
Rare Advertisement : I could only find One other “Elkay Bacon” Store Advertiser on the internet, and it was in a rectangular Wood Frame, with similar Gold Reverse Paint Decorated Glass. Not included, but seen in the last gallery photo.