Covered Wagon Motion Clock

Michael Ely
Submitted by Michael Ely August 3rd, 2010
Certifikitsch Winner

This is a covered wagon drawn by four horses nightlight / motion mantle clock manufactured in the 1950’s by the United Clock Company of Brooklyn, New York. A switch in back lights up a small bulb inside the wagon, and there’s a lever on the wagon’s side (the wagon’s hand brake) which operates the driver’s hand causing it to go up and down as he cracks a whip. The wagon and horses are made of metal, the canopy is made of fiberglass and it sits on a mahogany wood base. The clock face features a beautiful red ruby-like stone in the center where the hands are joined. I love vintage motion clocks and this is one of my favorites.

3 Responses to “Covered Wagon Motion Clock”

  1. Allee Willis

    Allee Willis

    Really gorgeous. And amazing that there’s motion to it. Also unusual combo of that kinda stone cold Atomic 50s lampshade with the brass horses and wood base. Normally it would have been a plain white shade and not quite as hip as what graces the lamp now. Much better this way!

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    Ron.M.

    Hi there….i have this same clock…i am wondering if i can get a reply back on the value of this piece?? Thank you from Canada!!!