WWI US Air Service Kelly Field Mantel Clock Made from Wooden Propeller
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WWI US Air Service Kelly Field Mantel Clock Made from Wooden Propeller

Code: afpg10005kf


SOLD!!! No Longer Available!

Product Description

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WE ARE OUT OF THE OFFICE!!!... We are OUT OF THE OFFICE for the NEXT TEN 10 DAYS, From Monday 10/18/21 until Wednesday 10/27/21 09/24, WITH LITTLE OR NO SHIPPING CAPABILITIES until our Return to THE OFFICE From our Travels to the Police Collectors National in St. Charles Missouri on Thursday October 28th.

Thank you for visiting. We hope you will find some vintage artifacts here on our site to add to your collection, BUT Please Note that we will be OUT OF THE OFFICE, from Monday 10/18/21 through Wednesday 10/27/21, and We will be UNABLE TO SHIP, until our return the Office on Thursday 10/28/21, at which time we will resume NORMAL SHIPPING CAPABILITIES. But, during our time away, we will be happy to accept any orders and get the ordered artifacts marked as SOLD right away.
Thank you, Ron & Kana


ARTIFACT: This is a great circa World War I United States Air Service clock from Kelly Field, San Antonio, Texas. Kelly Field opened one day before the US declared war on Germany: April 5, 1917. The field was named in the memory of the first military aviator to perish in a plane crash: 2nd Lieutenant George Edward Maurice Kelly. During a difficult landing attempt, Kelly opted to avoid landing on a tent that potentially housed other people. This selfless choice left the tent unscathed and cost him his life. The clock sits inside a copper-encased wooden propeller mounted to an oval wooden base. The base bears a hand-painted winged propeller logo and reads US ARMY AIR SERVICE. The clock does not work, but it remains quite a conversation piece!

VINTAGE: Circa World War I.

SIZE: Approximately 6-1/2" in height; base is 17-1/4" by 5-1/4".

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Painted wood propeller base, brass, glass, metal.

ATTACHMENT: Screwed into base.

MARKINGS: Pat APPL'D FOR on reverse of clock.

ITEM NOTES: This is from a World War I United States Air Service collection that we will be listing more of over the next few months. TRAEX16 LBDEX SBDEX7/16

CONDITION: 7+ (Very Fine+): The clock and base show only some light wear; clock does not run as is.

GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.