super rare art deco ato clock c1930

Super Rare Art Deco ATO Clock, c1930



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One of the more rare Art Deco clocks is this wonderfully stylish and totally authentic 1930's Art Deco clock by ATO a French clock maker. This clock has a mixture of materials, mainly bakelite and peach mirror glass which is heavily flecked. Very iconic looking clock that couldn't be mistaken for any other era could it? So advanced in its design for its time. ATO, one of the most popular Art Deco clocks, this is a very collectable model which allows you to watch the movement working. The pendulum swings back and forth, powered by a 1.5 volt battery. It has a glass dial with highly stylised numerals. All on a black Bakelite stepped base. Our horologist has serviced this gem so it comes to you in working order.
Electro-magnetic mechanism 1.5V battery power
Condition to the case and movement is excellent no damage or heavy signs of use, it's as good as you could hope for barring buying brand new.
Short BIO below.
ATO is short for Hatot (Leon Hatot) Léon Hatot born 22.04.1883 died 11.09.1953. He was a French clock maker and is famous for producing one of the first battery operated clocks in the 1920's. He patented the Classic form of pendulum which used a magnet and coils to impulse the pendulum. This is done by the current from the first coil switching a transistor which supplies a larger current to the second coil at the right moment. Lalique supplied some of the glass panels for some of his clocks. He used various materials to produce his clocks, marble, onyx, bakelite, wood and glass.
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Height = 25 cm (10")
Width = 21 cm (8")
Depth = 10 cm (4")

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