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

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

Code: afpg10005kf

SOLD!!! No Longer Available!

Product Description


Update 09/10/23 Heading Out for The MAX Show in York, PA!!!


BUT, I am STILL OUT OF THE OFFICE until 10/04 or 10/05, so there MAY be SOME delays in SHIPPING.

We are HAPPY TO ACCEPT YOUR ORDERS during this time, and we will promptly mark any ordered Artifacts as SOLD, and shipped if possible.

So, again, MOST REGULAR SHIPPING will resume when KANA RETURNS to the Office on THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28TH.

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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.