Being very far-sighted, having a modern alarm
clock next to the bed with large LED numbers is a great convenience for seeing the time
at night. However, I have always hated the electronic alarm sound and neither do I want
music since it tends to put me back to sleep. The old fashioned wind-up mechanical alarm
clocks did the job quite handily, and I missed having such a clock after many decades
of doing without. So, I decided to look for a Peanuts-themed clock from the 1960s or
70s. This Snoop alarm clock came up for bid on eBay, and I picked it up for under $10,
probably because the seller said it did not work. He was correct that it didn't work
in its selling condition. However, I disassembled the entire clock and soaked it in Evapo-Rust
for about half a day, took it out, rinsed, dried, and oiled it, and the clock has been
keeping perfect (enough) time ever since. Only one set of winder handle and adjuster
knob came with it, but fortunately I had a similar West German alarm clock available
to 'borrow" a second set from.
See below for an interesting (to me, anyway) anecdote of Peanuts
Snoopy Wind-Up Alarm Clock
Last night, whilst reading
through the book Peanuts: The Art of Charles M. Schulz, I stopped for a moment
to reach over and wind the Snoopy alarm clock. Immediately after setting it back down
on the night stand, I turned the page and the comic strip above was at the top of the
page. Is that an incredible bit of irony or what?
Since I now have a few different pages with Peanuts paraphernalia, this list is provided to enable finding all of them.
- My issues of The Saturday Evening Post
- My Peanuts Memorabilia Collection
Wind-Up Alarm Clock Restoration
- Saturday Evening Post "Li'l Folks"
Comics by Charles Schulz
- First TV Airing of "A Charlie Brown Christmas," 1965
- Peanuts Toys - Featuring Snoopy the
Astronaut, 1969 Sears Christmas Wish Book
Posted January 25, 2014