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Vintage Alarm Clock 3D Wood Model Kit UGEARS

Vintage Alarm Clock 3D Wood Model Kit UGEARS

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Vintage Alarm Clock 3D Wood Model Kit

Brrriiiiiiiing! Time to wake up, in the last century! In an age before cell phones and digital alarms there once was a fantastical device called an alarm clock, with two bells mounted on top that were struck by an oscillating hammer. You would wind the clock with a ratchet key, set the alarm hand for the time you wanted to wake up, and when the clock's hour hand caught up to the alarm hand those bells would ring for all they were worth until you turned it off or flung it against the wall (a one-time snooze option)! Can you believe such an amazing, simple-yet-ingenious mechanism ever existed?

The UGears' Vintage Alarm Clock is a charming throwback, a decorative reminder of the mechanical alarm clock sitting on the bedside dresser in your parents' or grandparents' home. When you move the large gear on the side, the arrow hands of the Alarm Clock spin, and the bells jangle, giving the wooden clock model its characteristic "clacking" alarm sound. While this decorative wooden model clock doesn't keep time, the hands of the clock are geared so that one complete rotation of the minute hand advances the hour hand in one position. The clock face features design elements including the sun, plants, curlicues, and a progressing sundial, and sits atop columns that give the whole model an attractive architectural structure.

The Vintage Alarm Clock is a complement and companion piece to the Steampunk Clock in the UGears catalog. Both feature an openwork style of decorative carving and gearing, blending steampunk style with a slight tinge of Venetian appeal. Both models are rated "Easy" for beginners or junior builders, and both deliver a big decorative payoff and will harmonize perfectly together on your shelf or table. No glue or special tools are required to assemble this DIY clock model, just punch the pre-cut pieces out of their composite wood boards and snap them together, with a bit of sanding and waxing to make the gears run smoothly.

This DIY wooden model Alarm Clock is not just an attractive display piece but includes dynamic motion and sound elements, including the careful gearing of minute and hour hands and the surprising inclusion of the clattering alarm. UGears 3D puzzles, DIY model kits, automatons, robots, wooden puzzle boxes, and STEM Lab model kits are known around the world for their ingenious mechanical actions and charming, unexpected extra touches. The Vintage Alarm Clock expands our collection of easy-to-assemble models, making it a great gift idea for children and adults looking for a fun, relatively easy DIY project to do at home on a rainy day.

The Vintage Alarm Clock will appeal to fans of retro steampunk design, horology, and anyone who has already enjoyed building the UGears Steampunk Clock. Are there any clock lovers or watch collectors in your circle of family and friends? Why not give them a set of UGears DIY clock kits as a gift for their next birthday or for the holidays? The UGears Vintage Alarm clock is a fun, lightly challenging, and satisfying creative project for families to work on together, and attractive addition to your home decor. So go ahead, pull out your phone, and set an alarm reminder to buy the UGears Vintage Alarm Clock!

Specifications:

  • Model Size: 3.7 x 2 x 5 in
  • Package size: 8.3 x 3.6 x 0.8 in
  • Number of parts: 43
  • Level: Easy
  • Assembly Time:1 hour
  • Recommended Age: 8+
  • Kit weight: 0.33 lbs
  • Manufacturer: UGears

UGEARS is a 2014 Ukrainian startup with a growing worldwide reputation for producing unique, self-propelled, wooden mechanical DIY models, puzzle boxes and educational toys. Each UGEARS model has its own mechanical action that will amaze and delight.


UGEARS model kits come with everything you need for assembly. All parts are laser pre-cut into a high-quality plywood board for easy removal and assembly. Motion is accomplished using rubber bands, gears and gravity. Detailed color diagrams and step-by-step instructions are provided in 11 languages to guide you through the assembly process. No glue, special expertise, tools or equipment are required. Customer service is available 24/7, with spare parts provided and shipped free of charge.

UGEARS models are works of art, marvels of mechanical engineering, and surefire conversation starters. Most models have real world analogues, others are imagination brought to life. These eye-catching beauties are ideal for display in the home or office, but they are so much more! Each UGEARS model and puzzle box has its own unique and enchanting mechanical action, to delight your family and friends. Constructors will find satisfaction in bringing the models into being with their own hands, experiencing the magical moment of "birth" when the model shows the first spark of life.

UGEARS models and 3D puzzles make the beautiful world of mechanics more comprehensible. You will be able to touch every piece, every gear cog, and discover first-hand the workings of simple machines. Experience the thrill of self-propelled mechanical action that doesn't come from an electric socket or battery. Take a voyage to a previous century, to an age of elegant machines, fine detail and old-world craftsmanship, and rediscover the pleasure of understanding how things work.

UGEARS make a wonderful hobby for constructors, and a thoughtful gift for just about anyone in your life. Our mechanical models and puzzle boxes come in three skill levels: EASY, MEDIUM and ADVANCED. Warning: our beautiful, timeless machines and mechanical puzzles can be addictive, and you may find your collection growing as you move on to more challenging builds!  UGEARS products require no glue, but we like to say there will be bonding—the bonding of family and friends working together to bring these mechanical marvels to life.
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