Brrriiiiiiiing! Time to wake up, in the last century! In an age before cell phones and digital alarms there once was a fantastical device called an alarm clock, with two bells mounted on top that were struck by an oscillating hammer. You would wind the clock with a ratchet key, set the alarm hand for the time you wanted to wake up, and when the clock's hour hand caught up to the alarm hand those bells would ring for all they were worth until you turned it off or flung it against the wall (a one-time snooze option)! Can you believe such an amazing, simple-yet-ingenious mechanism ever existed?
The UGears' Vintage Alarm Clock is a charming throwback, a decorative reminder of the mechanical alarm clock sitting on the bedside dresser in your parents' or grandparents' home. When you move the large gear on the side, the arrow hands of the Alarm Clock spin, and the bells jangle, giving the wooden clock model its characteristic "clacking" alarm sound. While this decorative wooden model clock doesn't keep time, the hands of the clock are geared so that one complete rotation of the minute hand advances the hour hand in one position. The clock face features design elements including the sun, plants, curlicues, and a progressing sundial, and sits atop columns that give the whole model an attractive architectural structure.
This DIY wooden model Alarm Clock is not just an attractive display piece but includes dynamic motion and sound elements, including the careful gearing of minute and hour hands and the surprising inclusion of the clattering alarm. The UGears Vintage Alarm clock is a fun, lightly challenging, and satisfying creative project for families to work on together, and attractive addition to your home decor.
Made of lightweight wood material, the pieces are pre-cut for easy assembly without glue or special tools. UGears uses sustainable materials for all of their puzzles, so you can feel comfortable giving a gift that is healthy for the planet. This model is ideal for anyone who likes the tactile challenge of a puzzle combined with the beauty of a piece fit for display.
The UGears Vintage Alarm Clock is a wonderful gift for all occasions.
Number of parts: 43
Assembly Time: 1 hour
Recommended Age: 8+
Made In Ukraine
UGEARS is a 2014 Ukrainian startup with a growing worldwide reputation for producing unique, self-propelled, wooden mechanical DIY models, puzzle boxes and educational toys. Each UGEARS model has its own mechanical action that will amaze and delight.
UGEARS model kits come with everything you need for assembly. All parts are laser pre-cut into a high-quality plywood board for easy removal and assembly. Motion is accomplished using rubber bands, gears and gravity. Detailed color diagrams and step-by-step instructions are provided in 11 languages to guide you through the assembly process. No glue, special expertise, tools or equipment are required.
UGEARS models and 3D puzzles make the beautiful world of mechanics more comprehensible. You will be able to touch every piece, every gear cog, and discover first-hand the workings of simple machines. Experience the thrill of self-propelled mechanical action that doesn't come from an electric socket or battery. Take a voyage to a previous century, to an age of elegant machines, fine detail and old-world craftsmanship, and rediscover the pleasure of understanding how things work.
Californina Resident WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Lead and Butyl Benzyl phthalate (BBP) which is known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or reproductive harm. For more information go to www.p65warnings.ca.gov/