Fab Find at a Bargain Price

August 10th, 2008 in blog     
suewhitney Sue Whitney, editor
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This time clock is a lovely side piece in my dining room.
The brass bar rotates around the numbered wheel. It still dings when you push it in.
The clock doesnt work, but its still a pretty face.
The numbers are intact and in excellent condition.
This is the official notice to employees that their 1/2 hour lunch would be timed by this machine. Ha!
Both sides of the clock have doors so the machine could be maintained.
Yes indeedy. It came complete with all of the inner workings. Im well known for buying the heaviest thing at a flea market and this little ditty is HEAVY!
The clock was topless. I fixed it by having a piece of glass cut and encasing it with a junk staple, dominoes.
This time clock is a lovely side piece in my dining room.

This time clock is a lovely side piece in my dining room.


Wow! Take a look at this number; very cool! There is a huge cross-over between collectors and junkers. I'm a little bit of both and fiding this treasure was a win-win situation for me.

Here's the story my friends. I was early bird shopping at the Kane County Flea Market in St. Charles, IL (many times coughing up the higher admission price pays off) and this was the first thing I discovered. I usually recommend shopping around a bit before making your first purchase, but there are exceptions to every rule.

I spotted it, found the vendor, asked the price ($300), and I couldn't peel off the 20s fast enough. What a way to start the experience! I thought nothing could make me happier that day. Due to the weight of the time clock, I left it behind to pick up on my way out.

After about 5 hours of shopping it was time to head out. When I returned to claim my prize of the day my jaw hit the dirt. It was littered with yellow post-it notes bidding on the piece. The highest bid was $1,800. What to do, what to do? Not really. I loaded it in the truck with a smile on my face. I'm not sure how much it is really worth. I do know how much I love it! If anyone knows about this history of this piece please let me know. Also, if you have a fab find to share I'd love to see it. Good luck on the hunt!


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