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Old 19 November 2022, 08:24 AM   #1
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A(nother) Antique Clock Give-away

Seriously, someone has got to stop me, this hobby is almost as bad as collecting Rolexes. Sigh….

Well, I just finished another clock, it turned out EXTREMELY well I really like it and will post a thread. I impressed myself with the restoration job I did on it (pulls a muscle in his arm patting himself on the back ). Of course, that means I have to make room for my new clock in the display case, and one has to go.

I have had this for seven or eight years. I restored it so of course it is running perfectly (Pulled a muscle in the other arm patting myself on the back). It is kind of special. Let me explain the plaque.

The Chas M. Cox company was established in 1886. They were a textile company and produced all kinds of sacks, cloth, animal feed bags, even clothes. In 1936, to celebrate their 50th anniversary, they handed out these clocks, with the commemorative plaque, to all employees. These are somewhat rare, somewhere around 200 were made. Now, the clocks to the executives, the VPs and the CEO and the President etc, were much more ornate, and I hope to find one of those someday for my collection But still, I believe this was a very nice gesture to all employees. Even being somewhat rare, it is not a very valuable piece, the model is a fairly basic Telechron and MSRP at the time was around $5.95. Without the plaque, this clock would be valued around 40 or 50 dollars, the plaque raises it to maybe $70 or 80. I always found it cool that in 1936, an employee of that company received that clock as a celebration, and today, here it is in my (soon yours) display case.

It is time for someone else to enjoy it, so if you are interested in the free giveaway please put a post in this thread, say something funny, or in praise of Chewbacca, or picking on Jocke, whatever you would like to say. No international entries please (unless you would like to pay for shipping). On Sunday evening, at 7:39:35 Pacific time (or whenever I get around to it, maybe as late as Monday morning) I will do a random selection and draw the lucky winner. The only thing i ask is when you receive it you post a picture wherever it is placed in your home. It will last many many years of accurate time keeping.

Good luck!!!!!
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Old 19 November 2022, 08:42 AM   #2
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You, kind sir, are a mensch.
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Old 19 November 2022, 08:55 AM   #3
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He’s not kidding. I am the proud owner of one of his beautifully restored clocks.


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Old 19 November 2022, 09:05 AM   #4
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I got one too from my very best friend Paul, unfortunately we have 220 volt system here and I have not fix a converter yet.

But I'm still waiting for a Tiffany lamp I hope he will send me because I'm so nice to him.
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Old 19 November 2022, 10:46 AM   #5
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You’re very kind and generous Paul!!
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Old 19 November 2022, 11:19 AM   #6
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Did you hear about the restaurant on the moon? Great food, but no atmosphere...
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Old 19 November 2022, 11:40 AM   #7
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What a nice gesture Paul.

If I was lucky enough to be gifted it, of course it would go directly into your "readied" room.
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Old 19 November 2022, 01:32 PM   #8
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Old 19 November 2022, 01:41 PM   #9
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Once again, another awesome gesture. You are my grail for a friend.
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Old 19 November 2022, 01:56 PM   #10
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Very kind of you, and I’d be thrilled to have this clock.
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Old 20 November 2022, 01:10 AM   #11
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Such a great gesture, Paul!
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Old 20 November 2022, 01:22 AM   #12
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Beautiful work and gesture!


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Old 20 November 2022, 05:10 AM   #13
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Yeah! Thanks for having my back Jocke







Hey…. Wait a minute
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Old 21 November 2022, 10:09 AM   #14
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Only a few more hours…. Or… whenever I feel like it, until the winner is drawn via random number generator. I wanted to show you the one I just finished that will take it’s place. The is from 1930, a little bit rare in that it was extremely expensive and release right when the Depression hit. The original retail price was $9.95, or just under $200 in todays prices. It hardly sold at all, so they lowered it to $7.95, but it still sat on shelves and in the warehouses. So in 31, they lowered it to $5.95 and came up with some creative marketing, bundling it with other GE products. I don’t have the total number sold but it is an interesting story. Anyway the serial number points as mine being manufactured in 1930 or 31. It took a lot of work but I am very glad with the way it turned out
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Old 21 November 2022, 10:11 AM   #15
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Paul, you’re quite the magician with these clocks!! They look great!!


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Old 21 November 2022, 10:33 AM   #16
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Tumi is the best!! Great clock and giveaway. Thanks for doing it.


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Old 21 November 2022, 12:19 PM   #17
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Cool looking clock Paul and a kind gesture. Thanks
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Old 21 November 2022, 01:27 PM   #18
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And the winner is:!!!!!!!


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Someone want to tell Eddie I need his shipping address, it will go out tomorrow. Congrats sir! Please post a pic in your home when you receive it.
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Old 21 November 2022, 01:56 PM   #19
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The replacement looks awesome too. Well done Paul.
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Very nice of you Paul.
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What a pleasant surprise to wake to find an e-mail from Paul.

Honestly, I thought it was either a message expressing his undying love for me, or a notification of his impending arrival (and perhaps the overstaying of his welcome).

Paul, thank you. I will display this clock in my home proudly and inform all of your kindness.
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Old 21 November 2022, 09:46 PM   #23
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That looks fantastic

Paul definitely has a talent for this
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Congrats to you Eddie, and very cool of you Paul.
And the new clock is a real winner
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Amazing gesture from you Paul and great work as usual. Enjoy the new clock.
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Congratulations, Eddie. It will be a keepsake.
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That's awesome, Eddie! Congrats on the new clock! It certainly has a nice story behind it as well. Way to go, Paul!
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Congratulations, Eddie. Paul, that was a wonderful thing to do.
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