Giant Ringing Production Clock w/Suprise w/Deluxe Table - Jim Sommers/One of a Kind
From the Jim Sommers Estate, a table that is covered with glitter plastic padded material, felt top and an interior that holds many different items, including the Giant Clock Production, which is produced from the table.
The table is 18" wide x 14" deep x 16 3/4" high. It has a heavy padded front and sides, very attractive and classy. The top 9 3/4 x 15 3/4" working surface, with a large opening in the top/front to allow the clock to hide.
The back is open and has several compartments, a large & small drawer also.
The table comes with a heavy Eureka chromed adjustable base, which unscrews from the top. The table has a heavy flange attached.
The clock is loaded in the front top of the table, with a felted recess that hides it until you are ready to produce it. With a Foulard held in front of you (provided), you steal the clock and produce it. Covered with the foulard again, it transforms into a massive clock face with rotating hands and a loud ringing. The hands wind up clock-wise to not only allow them to open and rotate when the massive face opens, but also allows the ringer to ring as it also winds up as the hands are winding up.
The clock is very heavy, felt covered wood with a chromed metal rim, paper clock face and non-moving hands. It has a nice handle at the top with the unlocking lever and ringing bell lever also at the top.
When turned around, you'll find several pedestal like flaps of bright shiney metal. Push the lever at the top and it opens and the hands start rotating around the massive face and the small lever is pushed over to start the ringing at the same time
The clock face is 15 1/2" and octagon shaped. There are chromed strips around the clock body, chromed handle and it stands up on a table. When the massive clock is opened, it is 26" diameter. Truly a wonderful and startling production. It has "Sommers" on the front face.
This was made by Jim Sommers for his show and makes this one of a kind.