During the Great War, from 1914-18, a new kind of art flourished. Hand crafted creations from gifted soldiers and army personnel became known as Trench Art. Soldiers used whatever material was available at the time: hand bullet shells, wood, and fabric (during an era when planes were built from fabric on a frame). Popular fabrications included lighters and clocks made in all shapes and sizes.
This aluminum propeller clock was probably designed by an airplane engineer at a time when aluminum was only used for engines and small parts.
A truly charming little clock with a sense of history.
Hand cast polished airplane aluminum, battery included.
Dimensions: 12 inches width x 2.2 inches in depth x 4 inches in height