Vintage Alarm Clock model kit
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Brrriiiiiiiing! Time to wake up, in the last century! In an age before cell phones and digital alarms there once was a fantastical device called an alarm clock, with two bells mounted on top that were struck by an oscillating hammer. You would wind the clock with a ratchet key, set the alarm hand for the time you wanted to wake up, and when the clock's hour hand caught up to the alarm hand those bells would ring for all they were worth, until you turned it off or flung it against the wall (a one-time snooze option)! Can you believe such an amazing, simple-yet-ingenious mechanism ever existed?
The Vintage Alarm Clock is a charming throwback, a decorative reminder of the mechanical alarm clock sitting on the bedside dresser in your parents' or grandparents' home. When you move the large gear on the side, the arrow hands of the Alarm Clock spin and the bells jangle, giving the wooden clock model its characteristic "clacking" alarm sound. While this decorative wooden model clock doesn't actually keep time, the hands of the clock are geared so that one complete rotation of the minute hand advances the hour hand one position. The clock face features design elements including the sun, curlicues and a progressing sundial, and sits atop columns that give the whole model an attractive architectural structure.
The Vintage Alarm Clock will appeal to fans of retro steampunk design, horology and anyone who has already enjoyed building the Steampunk Clock.
|Number of parts||43|
|Assembly time||1 hour
|Model size||9 x 5 x 12.5cm|