Simple, curved art deco style clocks such as this wooden Smiths 8 Day clock appeal to a large group of people. Even if they are not working (such as this one), they are still desirable. Some people may buy they to nurse them back to health, but others will like them simply as an accent decor piece to place on a shelf.
• Found At: Estate Sale in Michigan
• Purchased For: $6
• Value: Sold for $42 (February, 2013)
• A Little History Lesson: Asked in 1914 by King Edward VII if he could make an instrument to measure speed and distance traveled, Allan Gordon Smith (company founder Samuel Smith’s grandson) helped develop the first British speedometer for the emerging motor industry. The speedometer was fitted to the King’s Daimler and Smiths was later granted a Royal Warrant for this product. By 1914, an estimated 50,000 Smiths speedometers were in use. (Source: smiths.com)