This vintage Toy Steam Roller Clock was made using a 1960’s era Hubley Diesel Steam Roller toy. The vintage cast metal toy with metal wheels was the starting point for this unusual timepiece. It has a battery operated quartz movement clock that is mounted under glass and inside a housing from a vintage instrument gauge. The clock is mounted to a large steel tube formed into a loop and attached to a steel mitre gear, which is bolted to the toy.
This is another enjoyable assemblage art piece by Van Dusen Designworks. The artist used a vintage pocket watch fob with a tag showing the title of the piece, ID number and date it was created.
The vintage Toy Steam Roller Clock makes for a great conversation piece. Display in a office, home or in a childrens bedroom.
Hubley Manufacturing Company of Pennsylvania, was a maker of vintage and cast iron toys, as well as doorknobs and doorstops. They started in 1894 and was acquired by Lido Toys in 1965 and ceased operation in the mid 1970’s
ARTIST: Van Dusen Designworks
SERIES: Clockwork Series
NAME: TIME ROLLS ON
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United States
MATERIALS: Antique and vintage found objects and quartz clock.
CONDITION: Nice condition with the antique and vintage pieces having wear and patina consistent with age and use.
HEIGHT: 12 in. (30 cm)
WIDTH: 10 in. (25 cm)
DEPTH: 3.75 in. (10 cm)