MastroNet December 2005
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An interesting pair of early clocks from two of the most important World's Fair events, the 1893 Chicago Columbian Exposition and the 1904 St. Louis Louisiana Purchase Exposition. Includes: 1893 Chicago - an elaborate 12-1/2" cast brass clock that has been molded in the shape of the Columbian Exposition Administration Building. Manufactured by the Golden Novelty Mfg. Co. of Chicago, Illinois. The winding clock also has an alarm bell on the back and is in well-running condition. The company name is printed below the clock face and is embossed into the back of the clock. 1904 St. Louis - a large 22" dual-wind pendulum clock that was manufactured by the E. Ingraham Co. of Bristol, Connecticut. The entire movement is built into a highly detailed wooden case with a gilt design glass door that swings out for entry. The St. Louis Exposition Administration Building is carved in high relief at the top the case. There is an alarm bell on the inside that when wound, will ring quite loudly. The clock is in perfect working order, still gongs on the hour and has the original Ingraham "St. Louis World's Fair" label still affixed to the reverse. A highly collectible pair of antique World's Fair clocks, and among the earliest that were produced for international expositions.
1893 and 1904 World's Fair Clocks Collection (2)
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