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Title Advertising wall clock used in Marcus Jewelers, Inc. 106 Washington St., Hoboken, no date, from the early 1940's to early 1950's.
Object Name Clock, Wall
Catalog Number 2006.031.0021
Collection Hoboken Commerce Collection
Credit Museum Purchase.
Description Advertising wall clock used in Marcus Jewelers, Inc. 106 Washington St., Hoboken, no date, from the early 1940's to early 1950's. Internally lit electric clock with with lettering: Elgin Watches | Marcus Jewelers Inc. | 106 Washington St. | R.R. Watch Inspector. Aluminum body with glass crown; vented access panels on back for bulb change; medium screw bases, 15-25 watts typical in use.

This clock as an ink-stamped date "Mar 1955" on the bottom near the cord. Views of the store interior after renovation in 1954 show a newer clock being used inside the store. Presumably this clock was used prior to 1954. Marcus closed in the late 1990’s, but its old exterior advertising clock is still on the building.

Also image of clock seen in Kostelecky garage on Bloomfield St. Clock received with the hextagonal masonite surround ca. 3" deep; not original to manufacture of the clock. Painted blue. When made or added to the clock is not known.

Date 1945-1955
Year Range from 1945
Year Range to 1955
Search Terms Marcus Jewelers
106 Washington St.
Caption on exhibit 2006
Imagefile 050\20060310021.tif
Notes Elgin Watch Company produced watches 1854-1964.
Classification Railroads
Retail
Business & Commerce
Decor
Advertising