614. Vintage Will Rogers mantle lamp and clock. (1934) Electric mantle clock and lamp featuring three likenesses of the American humorist and entertainer Will Rogers who, “never met a man he didn’t like”. The novelty clock was manufactured by United Clock Company of Brooklyn, N. Y. and consists of a cast metal shell finished in gold/bronze with candlestick fixtures at each end. The watch works and clock crystal are inset, with the timepiece face featuring the image of a big band and ballroom dancers. In addition to the hour and minute hands of the clock, there is a band conductor’s arm that would also animate when the clock was running. The metal operating panel is on the back of the piece. The mantle clock measures 13 x 13 x 3.5 in. Rogers is depicted in three separate relief busts in his distinctive persona as radio star, humorist and cowboy moviestar. In overall, vintage very good condition. Electronics present for lamps but untested.
$300 - $500