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1970s Braun Flip Clock

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For reasons unclear, I’ve coveted a flip clock for some time – and last week I found, via ebay, this unused spare mechanism. Originally made for a Braun Phase II 4924 alarm clock (designed by Dietrich Lubs, circa 1972), it had sat in a spare parts container since then.

The mechanism is rather lovely, with slowly rotating gears, a clever cam mechanism for the alarm and a small light. Sadly it runs from 240V AC, so leaving it open wasn’t an option – hence the inexpertly constructed perspex box. Now it sits flipping away under the anglepoise on my desk.

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