Aviation Decor: This large Radial Engine Wall Clock is like displaying a bit of vintage aviation history on your wall. The radial engine was first developed in 1904 to power aircraft using the air to cool the cylinders. This type of powerplant was popular because the power to weight ratio was better than most inline engines. Even Charles Lindbergh used a radial engine on the Spirit of St. Louis aircraft for his record breaking flight in 1927. Interesting is that radial engine technology is still in use today in some parts of the world.
Nancy’s Notes: When a Tailwinds representative first saw this Radial Engine Clock he was awestruck. As he said, words could not describe the magnificence of this aviation wall clock. The quality is unsurpassed, and the polished aluminum and brass really make it stand out on a wall. We also know that it is already being used on a rock star’s personal jet. Just think how grand it will look in your home, airplane hangar, or airplane themed room.
Our 9-cylinder Radial Engine Clock is representative of power plants used in the 1920s-1940s. The cylinders are crafted with solid cast aluminum which means the clock is heavy coming in at 8 lbs. The rods and spark plugs also use solid cast brass. The clock face, with just under a 3 inch diameter, is handsomely displayed with a polished brass ring. This powerplant wall clock is a functional work of art and will surely be enjoyed by pilots, and airplane enthusiasts. There is a metal keyhole slot in the back for hanging the clock.