Pink Miss Kitty-cat Clock (12.75" High) New In Box -free Battery Included
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Pink Miss Kitty-cat Clock (12.75" High) New In Box -free Battery Included:
Pink Miss Kitty-Cat Clock (12.75" high)New In The Box
INCLUDES 1 AA Battery
As groundbreaking as Mrs. Pac-Man was, these lady versions of the original Kit-Cat Clocks add a woman's touch to American classics. These smiling, tail-wagging clocks are a playful touch on your walls, and their timeless design introduces an immediate retro splash to any interior.
In 1932, during the heart of The Great Depression, the Kit-Cat® Clock was first invented in a small Oregon town by designer Earl Arnault (1904-1971). With his signature wagging tail, rolling eyes, and contagious smile; Kit-Cat inspired joy during one of America’s darkest hours.
In the 1930s, the Allied Clock Company was founded in Portland Oregon to begin manufacturing these uniquely animated pendulum clocks. The first models of Kit-Cat were welded with metal but Allied Clock soon adopted the rising trend of plastic molding and moved to Seattle, WA.
The 40s and 50s were decades of explosive growth for Kit-Cat’s popularity and marked the first (and last) changes in his design. The top paws were added in the early 50s followed by a bow tie. Due to his popularity, it wasn’t long before Kit-Cat became an Americana icon of the 50s.
In 1962, Allied Clock moved production to Southern California and renamed itself the California Clock Company. In 1982, the owner of the California Clock Company convinced Ohio native and serial entrepreneur Woody Young to take over as President/Owner and keep Kit-Cat going strong into the new millennium.
But in the late 1980′s, the American Made legacy of Kit-Cat was almost lost! In the span of a few years, American electric motor manufacturing was almost exclusively relocated to Asia, leaving Kit-Cat without a US motor supplier. A battery motor powerful enough to move Kit-Cat’s exclusive “one-second” animation had yet to be invented. With no other alternative, the California Clock Company was driven to develop a new battery technology.
Kit-Cat kept on ticking through the 90s when the first Limited Color Edition Kit-Cats began to be manufactured, including the first ¾ size Kitty Cat which was introduced in 1996. It wasn’t long before Lady Kit-Cat first burst on to the scene in 2001, swapping out a bow tie for pearls and eye lashes.
2012 marks Kit-Cat’s 80th anniversary, 50 years manufacturing all of their clocks in California, and 30 years with Woody Young as President. To celebrate this milestone, Kit-Cat sponsored the only 100% US grown commercial float in the 2012 Pasadena Rose Parade®. After 80 years, Kit-Cat continues to prove that he is truly “timeless” as Kit-Cat Clocks are now sold through stores in countries all around the world. In fact, every 3 minutes, for the past 50 years, someone has purchased a Kit-Cat by1 AABattery