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Hi new to forum, found a yard sale Old Cadillac wood with clock?

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I bought this today at a yard sale, Just had to have it being it looked so old and the clock is still working. looks like it attached to a dash board?, cigar holder, paper pad holder?

waltham clock

fleetwood body corp.

fleetwood pa, new york, NY

does anyone have a clue? Is it from a Cadillac and if so any info year?

Thanks

John

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Not certain of the year, but it probably would have mounted to the rear of the front seat or to the side for the rear passengers to view. Here is another example from a 1932 Cadillac...

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It is usually called a "vanity box" and comes with pad of paper and sometimes cigarette lighters and holders. Yours looks to be older than the photo I posted.

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Fleetwood built bodies for many car makers before being purchased by Fisher in 1925. Those makes include ALCO, American Fiat, Benz, Biddle, Chadwick, Crane-Simplex, Daniels, DaVinci, Doble, Duesenberg, Ford, Fox, FRP, Hispano-Suiza, Isotta-Fraschini, Julian, Lafayette, Lancia, Lincoln, Locomobile, Minerva, Mercedes-Benz, Meteor, Owen Magnetic, Packard, Pierce-Arrow, Porter, Renault, Richelieu, Rolls-Royce, SGV, and Simplex along with individual creations for the wealthy.

The item in question could have come from any of those makes. It is somewhat unlikely that it came from a Cadillac, but none the less would be something a restorer of many different cars with Fleetwood bodies would likely pay a pretty penny to have.

Jim

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Fleetwood left Pennsylvania in late 30 or early 31, and the clock says PA. My guess was and is 29 or 30 Caddy.

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