Airplane Gifts: This Aviation Mantel Clock is a tribute to aviation pioneer Alberto Santos-Dumont. Santos-Dumont designed, built, and flew hot air balloons, dirigibles, and heavier-than-air-aircraft. On October 23, 1906 he flew his first powered heavier-than-air flight craft certified by the Aéro Club de France, and the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale. In 1906, he also designed, and built the first aluminum propeller.
Our Aviation Mantel Clock features a cropped vintage style propeller, often times called airscrews in bygone days, crafted from cast aluminum. The replica antique style clock, placed in the center hub of the airscrew, is attractively surrounded by brass knobs. Adding the iron base, thereby elevating the Aviation Clock, helps to display this eye-catching piece on a mantel, desk, table top, or shelf. The quartz movement needs a AA battery for clock use.