Marble Patents Clock
- National Archives Store Exclusive
- Made in Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A.
- 8 inches square
- 100% authentic marble stone
- Custom cast-iron display easel
- Battery operated
- Gift boxed
Decorated with the labels for alcoholic drinks pulled from trademark applications from the years 1933-34, the years before and after the end of Prohibition, this marble stone clock is a great conversation piece, perfect for your kitchen or bar, and an ever-so-helpful backup if you need to shout "Last call!"
Over the course of our history, Americans have engaged in debates about alcohol and its place in our society. Government programs and policies have ranged from promoting drink-related industries to warning of the health dangers of drinking and driving to outright prohibition of alcohol manufacturing and sales. Few issues have generated such passion among citizens and government officials. Alcohol-related records in the holdings of the National Archives include posters, government-created films, patent drawings, artifacts, and petitions.