A Blast from the Past!

As a kid, I awoke to a Westclox mains powered alarm clock. As its second hand would sweep along, it gave off a warm incandescent glow while a soft ‘buzz’ emanated from its housing.

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To help resolve this nostalgia, I found this retro Equity-branded electric alarm clock with silent sweep second hand!

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Though the incandescent bulb has been updated with a blue LED, and the alarm now beeps (crescendo style) instead of shouting a shrill buzzing sound…I’m still able to satisfy most of what I miss as a child waking to the likes of it on a frigid, electric-blanket warmed morning, as a bowl of Frankenberry and a day at elementary school was waiting for me.

What was your clock as a kid that woke you up to meet the day?

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Something similar to this which somehow now sells for $80 on Ebay. 

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Your analog is exponentially cooler. 

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valleykilmers

Something similar to this which somehow now sells for $80 on Ebay. 

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Your analog is exponentially cooler. 

I don’t know man…that GE is pretty awesome!

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DariusII

I don’t know man…that GE is pretty awesome!

Well it was excellent for rocking out to drown out mom screaming at me to hurry up. 

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I had some windup plastic alarm clock, with real mechanicl bells and all, that I salvaged as an adult. I guess it stopped working and I was unable to fix it, as it is gone. I'd probably add it to my watch/clock service list if I still had it. 

I currently, like right now, should be soldering a light into the flip clock radio I bought at a flea market years. 

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OscarKlosoff

I had some windup plastic alarm clock, with real mechanicl bells and all, that I salvaged as an adult. I guess it stopped working and I was unable to fix it, as it is gone. I'd probably add it to my watch/clock service list if I still had it. 

I currently, like right now, should be soldering a light into the flip clock radio I bought at a flea market years. 

I had a buddy as a kid who had a flip alarm clock. I think it was a GE. It was mesmerizing. 

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DariusII

I had a buddy as a kid who had a flip alarm clock. I think it was a GE. It was mesmerizing. 

Yup, I saw granny's flip clock radio when we visited. It was an odd old item to a child as past transient technology usually is. It's mechanical, it's electrical, it's digital. Every minute changing is an event.