Raybestos Break Linings Advertising Clock, 10 other Advertising clocks to choose from, this automotive advertising clock is 17" in diameter with a 13 ½" diameter original dial. Raybestos, located in Bridgeport Connecticut, started business in 1902 and currently are still in business. The metal clock case was very rusty, all rust has been removed and it has been finished in a gray textured automotive paint. A very close match to original color. The dial has been sealed, with six coats, to prevent any flaking of the enamel paint. There is some minor red paint loss, See photos. The old electrical movement was nonfunctional, The clock is now fitted with a new quartz movement featuring sweep second hand without alteration to the case or dial. I have saved the old movement and hands if you want them. The inner ring under the old original glass was repainted red. Overall this is a very good looking, functional clock, ready to go back into service. I’ve researched prices for unrestored car/automotive Advertising clocks, they are significantly more than I am asking for this restored and working clock. See photos.
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The value in any good advertising item whether it be a clock, sign or tin is in CONDITION, CONDITION, CONDITION of the advertising. So see all the pictures of this clock. At the time this clocks was made they were inexpensive promotional items given to Auto parts distributors, Gas Stations etc. The original electric clock motors were designed to last for about 15-20 years if they were cleaned and the rotors were changed every 10 years, which was never done. They hung on the wall until they died and then disposed of, some were repaired with a new electric movement. Considering the age of this clock, several movement changes would have been required. For those steadfast that an ORIGINAL working electric motor in this clock is indicative of value, you should stop and rethink your position on the subject. It is highly unlikely that any electric advertising clock that has been in use retains the original movement in working condition . See photos. See 10 other Advertising Clocks.
At Drury House Antiques we are offering over 500 Original Advertising Tins & Signs, Over 100 Advertising Signs,150 Tobacco Tins, Cigar tins, 32 Coffee tins & Tea Tins & 30 Wood Advertising Boxes, Advertising Clocks and Hand Held Advertising Fans Listed for sale. The VALUE in advertising items is CONDITION, CONDITION, CONDITION. We only sell pristine, original, excellent quality advertising items priced well below the book and wholesale price.
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