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antique alarm clock with legs and bells Most of us rely on alarm clocks on an almost daily basis, but early alarm clocks were very different from the digital ones of today.  Early alarm clocks were known as "tin can alarms" or "nickel alarms," as they were often nickel-plated.  Many antique alarm clocks were also "legged."  Legged alarm clocks started being manufactured in 1880, and continued being the primary design until solid-base alarm clocks took over in 1935.  Legged alarm clocks are rare today, primarily because they were sold cheaply and thrown away rather than repaired when they quit working.  Some legged alarm clocks feature bells mounted on the top or back of the case.  Legged alarm clocks with brass cases are hard to find, as are those with piecrust bezels.  White dials were predominantly used, making those with luminous dials uncommon and usually worth more.  Even more rare are antique alarm clocks with private label dials.  These labels identify the name and location of the jeweler.

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