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Need help dating & identifying old Pontiac clock

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Hello,

    I am hoping someone can help me date and identify what this old Pontiac clock came out of. It is a windup clock that measures 3 3/4" dia. and it actually works. Thanks....Steve

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  I can narrow it down to 2 possible years, 1935 or 1936. they only used that style "Pontiac" script those 2 model years.

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Thanks 31Pontiac, it seems unusual to me to see a wind up clock verses an electric clock in a car. Was this the norm back then?

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  Dash clocks were usually electric by the mid-'30's. Some cars had clocks in the interior rearview mirror and they were usually wind ups. Since there are no numbers on your piece, it may have been the "clock delete" blank that someone in the past added the clock mechanism to.

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That's interesting, is they what the sole purpose of the clock delete blank was for, to make it into a clock? Or was it used for other gauges too?

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  The blank is just a space filler, there were no extra gauges. If you didn't have the clock, you got the blank. They were usually mounted on the passenger side of the dashboard, sometimes on the glovebox lid,if there was a glovebox. 

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Good Call '31.  1936 looks to be spot on. Interesting piece and would agree it looks like an owner conversion. Below is a DELETE plate for '36 which is clearly the same as the "clock" shown.

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Thanks for sharing guys - I learned something today.

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I'm curious to know if the clock mechanism was a kit that was purchased separately. It sure looks like it was installed almost like a pro did it. I would think the clock guts must have been available to be purchased and installed in the blank after the fact.......any thoughts?

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   I am not aware of any such kit, but I guess it could be possible.

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