Circa 1948 Babe Ruth Figural Desk Clock

Sold For: $1,440

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 1726

Item Year: 1948

Category: Post-1900 Baseball Memorabilia

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This classic Babe Ruth figural electric desk clock produced by the Abbotwares company features a bust of Ruth between two baseballs, on which are recorded his single-season and lifetime home-run records, respectively. This clock was the top prize offered by a baseball punch-board game, circa 1948, and was probably available for sale as well. The clock is in working order. It appears that the rotating hour block on the clock was at one time replaced (it is slightly smaller than the minute block); otherwise the clock displays general wear commensurate with its age and former use and remains in Excellent condition overall. Dimensions: 12.5 (L) x 5 (D) x 10 (H) inches. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$1,500.

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