G. E. Refrigerator Mantel clock, called Monitor Top, were giveaways with the purchase of a GE refrigerator. Cast metal clock case is 8 3/4" tall, 5" wide, and 3" deep, dial is 3" diameter. Originally these were electric clocks and considering the age most motors have simply worn out. Clocks were made for GE between 1920 and 1931 and were replicas of their refrigerators. This clock is now fitted with a brand new quartz movement, keeps accurate time and can be displayed anywhere, no dangling cord requiring an electrical outlet. This clock is an earlier model with 16 fins on its condenser. Rare for this clock is it condition, the four metal feet are original and never broken or repaired, four brass hinges, original convex crystal and dial and the GE plaque. It was repainted some time ago with"refrigerator white enamel".There are several paint flicks that have been touched up, too small to see in photos. The old non-original, non functional movement is available if you want it. 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 ran 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.
At Drury House Antiques we are offering Antique Clocks and Clock Keys to choose from and many original Advertising Tins & Signs, 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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