A vintage lady tries to lead a vintage life with a modern family in tow!
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Thrifted Thursday- Don Draper's Desk Clock
I've been wanting to share this little beauty for quite a while. Problem is, I had to share a video, so it took me some time to figure that out; hopefully it works! I will say one thing about keeping up this blog- it has forced me to embrace new technology, and without it I'm sure I would never have learned about a lot of things...
I thrifted this at least 2 years ago. I saw it several times before I finally bought it; it was just one of those things that kept calling my name but I really couldn't justify. Until it went on sale, at half off. For 50 cents, I brought it home. To my surprise it worked, lights up and keeps good time. I love to watch the numbers flip over - there's something so primitive about that, in this digital age!
The brand name is "Caslon", which I've never heard of, but it just has a 1960s look about it- it would definitely be at home on the Mad Men set! The back has the original instruction card which explains how to set the time, day and date. (Also note the price tag...)
And here's the video of it in action. The glowing red dot is not some spectre, but the video light on my camera... If it were darker, though, you could see the orange interior light.