Want to know what this fabled clock looks like brand new out of the box? Want to see where you could have ordered one in 1967? This is the page you need to be on!
Here are some pictures of a brand new hansom cab lamp clock in a box, found on an auction site, where you can see the box and instructions that came with it.
The SourceThis is the cover of the Sears catalog that the Hansom Cab clock was sold in back in 1967. (The original was in color, of course, but we're thrilled to get this documentation of the Great Source of the Most Hansom of Clocks.)
Below is a copy of page 124 on which the clock was featured . . . and guaranteed to be a conversation piece!
(Thanks to Vincent Wright for tracking all this info down!)
If you're having a problem reading it, the text reads:
10 Hansom Cab . . . cast in metal . . . glows with an ebony-toned copper finish . . . stands on a solid metal base. Electric clock has a glass crystal. Lamp-post lights up (bulb included); driver's whip moves up and down. Separate on-off switch controls light and whip movement without affecting the clock. Measures 16 x 10 1/2 inches high.
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