Rolling Eye Clocks -- crazy German 1920s novelty timepieces

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  1. Anonymous says:

    I too have the terrier and a black cat which have the green felt with a gold and red circle underneath them with a letter that looks like an S ,I don’t think its a sticker.I would like to know the value $$$………..I do know they were made in the Freiburg area of the Black Forest and they were first patented in 1926 ,Germany. Original J. Oswald Company.

  2. eddierocks2005 says:

    i have a wooden terrior like this one ears are down and it has green felt and a gold sicker on its base does n e 1 know anything bout this

  3. Charlie says:

    I actually posted short article about these a few weeks ago:
    http://blog.modernmechanix.com/2007/08/16/monkey-tells-time-by-rolling-eyes/

  4. Anonymous says:

    It’s kind of spooky how much this looks like President Bush.

  5. joejoejoe says:

    My family has one of these clocks.

    My grandfather bought one as a gift in the early 1940s while working in Bermuda as a aircraft mechanic for Pan Am. The model we have is a variation of the Genie, call it the Swami. I used to get yelled at as a kid for playing with the clock and winding it – not because it was valuable but the ‘tick,tick,tick’ is very loud.

    The Swami model is stained wood, not painted, and has a turban similar to the Genie but with a different carved face and outfit. The outstretched palms hold a matching wooden coaster that my Mom thinks is original.

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