Saturday, February 23, 2008

plato clock

continuing to milk my cold for all it's worth by avoiding anything vaguely resembling physical activity, i'm spending the afternoon watching a french new wave film, ascenseur pour l'├ęchafaud. however, every time the camera goes into the office set, i keep getting fixated on the groovy clock the protagonist keeps on his desk. actually, it seems like the characters all do too -- they keep picking it up, turning it in their hands, etc. bingo, finally found it: it's a plato clock, aka a flip leaf clock or a ticket clock. and as far as i can tell, they stopped being produced around 1910 and the antique ones are pricey. bah. here's hoping for a cheap reproduction sometime soon... not that i need a desk clock, but it's pretty.

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