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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

playing cards alarm clock | Elgin, West Germany

Here is an Elgin wind up alarm clock with a playing cards or poker theme.  The front face reads “ELGIN / ALARM” and at the bottom reads “WESTERN GERMANY” in an arc.

Elgin wind up alarm clock with a playing card/poker theme

A large red button at the top is used to silence the alarm.  The dial is red with white numerals and clock hands.  The alarm hand is red.  The front case of the clock features the four suits, clockwise from upper left spades, hearts, clubs, and diamonds.

Elgin wind up alarm clock with a playing card/poker theme     Elgin wind up alarm clock with a playing card/poker theme

The sides of the clock feature cards:  the King of Spades and the Queen of Diamonds.

Elgin wind up alarm clock with a playing card/poker theme

The top of the clock features the button used to silence the alarm and a group of cards in a fan arrangement.

The clock measures 3-1/8” on all sides.  The bottom measures 3” and has a backward slant.

Elgin wind up alarm clock with a playing card/poker theme, back

Back of the clock, showing winding mechanisms.  Imprint at the bottom reads “WEST GERMANY”.

eBay item 221206515483 ended April 2, 2013 at 20:00:17 PDT (United States).  No bids at $20, which is too bad because in the right setting, this clock would be fab!


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