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1958

  • Work on this object began.

1978

  • Work on this object ended.

1986

  • We acquired this object.

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Optic Alarm Alarm Clock, ca. 1968

This is a Alarm clock. It is dated ca. 1968 and we acquired it in 1986. Its medium is plastic, metal. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Patricia Pastor. It is credited Gift of Barry Friedman and Patricia Pastor.

Our curators have highlighted 6 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 8.3 x 8.3 x 8.3 cm (3 1/4 x 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 in.)

It has the following markings

In small print on bottom of face: "Optic / MADE IN ITALY / Alarm."

Cite this object as

Optic Alarm Alarm Clock, ca. 1968; Italy; plastic, metal; H x W x D: 8.3 x 8.3 x 8.3 cm (3 1/4 x 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 in.); Gift of Barry Friedman and Patricia Pastor; 1986-99-39

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