IBM Clock from the 60s Now Available (sort of)…

I had been scanning my Creativity Online newsletter when I came upon a post about a retro (1960s) wall clock — another example of “Mad-Menification.”

Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co. has partnered with IBM to exclusively produce their iconic 1960s standard issue wall clock.

According to the description in their online catalog, the clock is a faithful reproduction of the classic IBM clocks found in offices, warehouses and schools during the mid-20th century.

>> Sounds so old school!!! <<

There is a video narrated by company founder & owner Brian Faherty, which delves into the intricacies of this hand assembled clock:

  • Hand assembled in Schoolhouse Electric’s Portland, Oregon Factory
  • Constructed with a USA made spun steel case, domed glass lens, and the original graphic hands and faceplate design.
  • Operated by a Quartz movement with a red, continuous sweep second hand.

It runs $235 and it looks like there is a 3 week wait (thus the “sort of” reference in the title to this post).

Check out the video below.

And if you have time, check out the School House Electric website. Lots of retro goodies — in a Restoration Hardware sort of way.


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