Monday, June 23, 2014
Retro Vintage Clock
Early Anniversary Present to my Husband of 26 years!
Yes, this came out of an old car! This is a snorkel or dual air cleaner from some old car from way back when. Most likely an Oldsmobile, maybe a Buick not sure really. But this bad boy was something my husband picked up somewhere along the way and thought it would make a cool clock.
Well, you know the story, thoughts and actions sometimes are two different things. I kept looking at the thing, knew what I wanted but couldn't "see" it. Talked to different people about what to use for numbers, etc. Nothing was right. So, fast forward several years - this thing is on my mind again and I get the bright idea to ask my friend Chris of the Blue Barn, a little bazarr in Colbert, OK for some help. She has this quirky little mindset that made this a perfect collaboration! Chris makes wonderful lamps, chandeliers, eclectic fun stuff - so I told her my vision and right away she "got" me!
For all the Vintage Auto enthusiasts the 8 is an automatic known...for everyone else: V8 automobile.
Our anniversary isn't for a another month - but I couldn't contain my excitement in giving this awesome clock to my husband! It now hangs proudly in the office of our car lot - Tyler Motors!
Many thanks go to my good friend Chris for her awesome creative mind! Love Her!!
Humanitarian Note: No irreversible harm was done to this antique automobile part in the making of this clock.