Lackner Neon Clocks
Cincinnati - Ohio
Lackner Clock Company of Cincinnati, Ohio was one of largest producer of industrial and lite-up advertising clocks during the 1930's + 1940's. Along with the large wall clocks Lackner manufactured they also offered a line of tabletop Art Deco "Neon-Glo" clocks that had a neon tube or light bulbs on the interior that lit-up the dial and cabinets when switched on.
The cases were made of either Bakelite, Catalin, Plaskon(an type of early plastic like Bakelite) or wood with brass, glass, Bakelite and Plexiglas accents. The Catalin Dulcy, Bakelite and Plaskon Sultan + Iris models are the most sought after by collectors. The Catalin version was available in alabaster(yellow), marbled brown, marbled black/green, blue, and orchid(pink). Bakelite versions were available in brown or black and Plaskon version in ivory. All models, materials and colors are difficult to find without major cracks.
** We are always looking to buy Lackner Neon-Glo Catalin Bakelite Clocks in any color and condition. Please contact us if you are looking to sell a radio. Calls or texts are always welcome: 305.778.2182 **
Orchid Catalin Lackner 'Neon-Glo' Clock Dulcy - Rare Color
Exceptional Original Orchid Pink Catalin Lackner Neon Clock
Exceedingly rare Lackner Neon-Glo Art Deco 'Dulcy' in marbled translucent orchid catalin clock made in the 30's and 40's in Cincinnati, Ohio. The orchid color found on this example is so rare not many know of its existence, only two.. The "Dulcy' made by Lackner is the only catalin case clock that lites-up with a neon giving the cabinet + dial a beautiful warm glow, setting it apart from other clocks manufactured in the 1940s. Distinctive Art Deco features of the clock include the abstract numerals, streamlined ribbed metal trim + stepped skyscraper design. This orchid pink Lackner has a beautiful gloss to the case and is highly marbleized with tones of, orchid, white + clear that add depth to the catalin....this is truly a unique piece. Cabinet has no cracks, burns or repairs. It has a tiny chip on the rear top center of cabinet that is difficult to discern and a small hairline on the bottom caused by the shrinking of the catalin cabinet around the metal back, which is common for Lackner catalin body clocks. Clock glows a warm pink/orchid when lit that is absolutely stunning. Clock is in working order, keeps accurate time and has the original movement, pink neon + transformer. Clock retains the original metal trim, Lackner 'Neon Glo' foil tag on back, bottom label with 'Dulcy' model designation and reverse painted clock face Clock measures approximately: 6.5" wide by 6.75" high by 3" deep. There is no guarantee of accuracy with it keeping time. If you wish to use it daily, it is recommended you have a qualified professional service it, as it may need lubrication and calibration.
Catalin Art Deco Lackner "Neon-Glo" Clock DULCY Marbleized Brown
Wonderful Swirled Brown Bakelite Cabinet in Working Condition
Lackner Neon-Glo Art Deco Dulcy Marbled Brown Catalin Bakelite clock made in the 30's and 40's in Cincinnati, Ohio. This is the only Catalin case clock which lites-up with a neon giving the dial a beautiful glow. This Lackner retains a beautiful natural gloss to the cabinet and is highly marbleized with tones of yellow + orange. Cabinet has no cracks, burns or repairs. It does have a couple of small chips caused by the shrinking of the Catalin cabinet around the metal back which is common for Lackner Bakelite body clocks. Clock is in working order, keeps accurate time and has the original movement, neon and transformer. Clock measures approximately: 6.5" wide by 6.75" high by 3" deep. There is no guarantee of accuracy with it keeping time. If you wish to use it daily, it is recommended you have a qualified professional service it, as it may need lubrication and calibration.