SHMOO PENDULETTE CLOCK
No.320 Circa: 1949
Manufactured by: LUX CLOCK Mfg. Co., Inc. Waterbury, Conn. U.S.A. Made of molded plastic. Colors: White, pink, blue and yellow. These are the colors we have seen to date(if you know of any other colors please let us know). This clock did not come with the standard gold colored pendulum bob, the original pendulum bob and hands are blue in color. Height: 7 3/4" overall. Width: 3 3/4". LUX 30 hour guaranteed key wind pendulette movement. This model winds from the front and takes a #1 key. Beats 200 times per minute. Al Capp created the Shmoo for his "Li'l Abner" comic strip in 1948 and soon after the LUX CLOCK Mfg. COMPANY produced the Shmoo clock. Irene Winston Spier designed the Shmoo clock for the Beacon Plastic & Metal Products Inc., New York N.Y. On the back of the plastic body is embossed a large B with P,M,P, inside the large B. Under the B is U.F.S.(United Features Syndicate). The metal clock housing on the back of the clock matches the color of the plastic Shmoo.
"The Shmoo is a little animal that lays eggs and gives milk, both Grade A, of course. The Shmoo himself, when fried tastes exactly like chicken and when broiled comes out like steak. A Shmoo's eyes make splendid suspender buttons, and his whiskers make the finest grade toothpicks. When you look at one as though you would like to eat it, it dies out of sheer will to please you."