For Parts…

Posted: March 31, 2013 in Antiques
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For parts… that was what printed on my receipt at a local antique store when I purchased the Big Ben alarm clock shown below.

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I understand that the glass is broken off the front of the clock and it probably no longer functions as an alarm clock. I wasn’t purchasing it to actually use though.

I purchased it for the nostalgia… I remember my grandmother winding and setting an alarm clock similar to this every night before going to bed. I never quite figured out how to actually use this type of clock and although it is far from perfect it will be proudly displayed in my bedroom as a nod to the past…

Although it doesn’t work and is far from perfect, it was totally worth the four dollar price tag.

The Girl That…

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  1. gpcox says:

    When I was a kid it would take a cannon to wake me up for school, so dad bought me a Big Ben. I actually loved that clock. I would have bought the broken one too.

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