Vintage Large Triangular Double-Sided Ship’s Clock
£300.00 (inc VAT)
10% Off Pre-Orders!
Back in August 2017 we stated we’d seen the end of these incredible timepieces. Out of the blue, two years later, we’ve discovered a secreted batch. We expect arrival at AOL early September 2019 and they are likely to fly out. If you’d like to reserve one of this limited final run, with 10% discount, now’s your chance…
A very unusual and large vintage double-sided triangular ship’s clock, manufactured circa 1980s. A substantial timepiece with a whiff of Art Deco about it, which would look amazing in any house, these have also been purchased by restaurants in the UK and abroad.
Just compare its size (see photograph) against those of our round double-sided and extra-wide round double-sided vintage ships’ clocks – which are already significantly larger than the average wall clock!
Some we have stripped and polished – there will be imperfections in the steel, the result of these vintage clocks having spent many years at sea – others, we have retained the original pale green enamel.
Our vintage ships’ clocks not only tell the time – they tell a story. A larger-than-life story, of oceans and inclement weather, of men and their machines, and the human compulsion always to be on time, whatever the journey.
A small knob on the longest side (the hypoteneuse, if we hark back to school maths) turns to allow both clock faces to open out, like a pair of wings, providing access to the clock mechanisms.
Originally run on nautical electrics, which are incompatible with domestic systems, the defunct original mechanisms have been replaced by two AA battery-powered versions.The batteries and time shown are thus easily changed.
The triangle sides measure 27 x 27 x 35 cm; the clock protrudes 32 cm from the wall; the backplate measures 23 x 18 cm; and each clock weighs 3.2 Kg.
If you want a clock people can’t help but notice and admire, you’ve found it.