Avronel Walt Disney Productions alarm clock
made in Germany 1970s
Just when I finished explaining I don’t collect very many Mickey Mouse pieces, I came across this fantastic alarm clock, made by Walt Disney Productions in the 70s. Mickey is depicted in the traditional ‘pie-eyed’ way from the 20s and 30s, rather than the way he was drawn in the 70s. [‘Pie-eyed’ being a circular pupil shape with a pie-shaped cut-out.]
This is a fixed-key wind-up clock with brass feet; and it has a Jerger 90 M10 movement. It originally came in both round and oval shapes- the oval shape being the rarer of the two. Unfortunately there is a section of plastic broken from the rear – not noticeable from the front- but it is a flaw in this otherwise lovely vintage alarm clock. I rarely collect vintage items with flaws, but this clock is so sweet I overlooked it [but it is reflected in the sale price.]
Minnie Mouse hand puppet, made in Korea 1960s
Mickie Mouse squeaky toy, made in England 1950s
Minnie Mouse hand puppet, made by Walt Disney Productions, Ohio and Mickey Mouse squeaky toy, made by Combex in England [#1499.]
Mickey and Minnie Mouse are still quite collectable, with many fan sites devoted to their collection. I have previously posted a very early Mickey Mouse- ceramic napkin ring, made in the 30s, and an alarm clock from the 60s. These four comprise all the Mickey Mouse memorabilia I have collected- and are a testament to how rare the items are now.
Mickey Mouse alarmclock made in China, c.1970 Diamond alarm clocks made in China, c.1979
This Mickey Mouse clock is terrific – it doesn’t have numbers just a large mickey face and the alarm bells are Mickey’s ears. This is NOT official Disney merchandise, it’s much nicer! The other two clocks are identical although I collected them separately, have similar vintage to Mickey, and with their alarm bells matching Mickey’s, the trio make a nice ensemble.
I love mechanical objects and clocks perform a vital function as well as looking great arranged together .
For clock collectors, a must. All in good, tick-tocking and alarming good order.