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RARE "Texas Pride Beer" Wind Up 8 Day Advertising Clock circa 1911 !!!
Dial Marked "Texas Pride Beer" Rare Advertising Clock !!! Model named the "Herald" which was made by the E. Ingraham Clock Co. circa 1911. Also proclaiming on the 12 inch dial to be "The Famous San Antonio Beer" which must have been short lived with no references found on the internet to date. If it operated in the Teens & 20's it surely disappeared after Prohibition. "Possibly a One of a Kind Survivor". Not to be confused with the "Dos-Equis" Trade-Mark which only has two XX's, whereas this shows three "XXX" on the dial.
Original Ingraham marked Brass 8 Day Time-Only Movement has been removed, Cleaned, inspected and Oiled on 10-4-16. also die stamp marked "12" for the length of the pendulum drop.
Condition : Very Fine Overall Condition on all sides of the exposed areas, one wood chip out of the rear wood backboard. Normal discoloration on printed paper dial from exposure to sunlight. Wrinkled Spot on the pendulum bob brass cover, as seen in the photos.
Measures : Overall 33 inches Long, 16 inches Wide across the Octagon Top, and 4 1/2 inches Deep. _______________________________________________________________________________
Rare "Herald" model Ref. found in Book : E. Ingraham Clocks (1998 Price Guide)
By : Tran
Page : 141
Clock Described as : Solid Oak with a rubbed Finish. (plain clock valued at $400.00 without any Advertising)
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Frank Harchuska, Palmyra, PA
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