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Monday, May 26, 2014

Ball Clocks

The time is 2:43
A novelty fad of the 1970s and early '80s, ball clocks told time with steel balls and rails. A real upgrade from boring hands and digital readouts.

The flipside came at noon or midnight, when all the steel balls would dump in a jarring noise into a plastic cup at noon. And the cycle repeated.

They're still being made and sold in some novelty shops.

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