Saturday, June 06, 2009

Antique alarm clock with automatic candle snuffer

Carriage clock with automatic candle snuffer
Here's a really nifty gadget clock dating between 1840 and 1875.

From the eBay listing item description
The rear left corner of the clock has a candle tube, and the front has a cantilevered arm that is activated by a time setting on the clock. Upon reaching the desired time setting, the arm lowers and the cup on it’s end snuffs out the candle.There is also a wake-up alarm setting. So we here have a clock that tells the owner when to go to sleep, and when to wake up!

Here's the link for more info on this Carriage clock with alarm and automatic candle snuffer

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Anonymous Leonce Antique Sterling Silver said...

Lovely piece, and really nice blog. We will be visiting much more frequently. Thanks.

June 9, 2009 at 11:40 AM  
Anonymous Antique Furniture said...

Wow, this is a first and a really charming piece at that. They don't come arounf anymore. The shape and brass, is it?Snuffs out the candle-thats enchanting.Thanks!

November 22, 2011 at 4:40 AM  
Anonymous Vintage Clock Lover said...

That is so cute. Love to have it in my collection. Sad to know, we cannot find it anymore. But it is great to know something like this exist.

March 18, 2012 at 4:32 AM  

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