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vintage flash camera clock

by Debra Dresler
Handmade
Recycled
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  • the story

Flash from the Past

You'll feel like smiling whenever you check the time with this wonderfully whimsical clock made from a vintage flash camera. This creative and nostalgic clock is handmade by Minnesota artist Debra Dresler, who aims to tell a story and give 'new life to old spirits' through her functional art pieces. Perfect for photography junkies and antique lovers will add personality and historic charm to any home. Since these clocks are made from actual vintage cameras, condition and model may vary slightly.

  • details
Handmade
Recycled
Item ID
16723
Made from
vintage materials
Measurements
8" H x 8" W x 6.5" D
Notes
Requires 1 "AA" battery, included. Includes one, non functioning flash bulb.
  • the maker

Debra Dresler

From her Minnesota studio and in her frequent travels, artist Debra Dresler scrounges for a collection of "interesting little things" at flea markets, antique stores and junk shops to create her imaginative series of functional art pieces.

"My view of art comes from the beauty and lasting memories of everyday things," Debra says. "Some say life is in the details, I say life and art are in the everyday sacred. I am a believer in the 'ordinary as art'."

Debra uses a variety of materials in her work, from found objects, vintage typewriter keys, children's books, old cameras and discarded game pieces. The goals of her work is to bring "new life to old spirits," to tell a story and to help people make a personal connection to the past.

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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VINTAGE FLASH CAMERA CLOCK
 
4.0

(based on 8 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

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    (1)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (7)
  • Clear display (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Decoration (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • High-end shopper (3), Midrange shopper (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

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4.0

nice job olmost like mine

By 

from maine

About Me High-end Shopper

Pros

  • Attractive Design

Cons

  • Hard To See Display
  • Inaccurate

Best Uses

  • Desk
  • Gifts

Comments about VINTAGE FLASH CAMERA CLOCK:

great job, I also doing some .always thinking one more step and adding other elements.Mars Man

  • Primary use:
  • Personal

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1.0

Disappointing

By 

from canada

About Me High-end Shopper

Pros

    Cons

    • Difficult To Read Display
    • Hands easily damaged

    Best Uses

    • Decoration

    Comments about VINTAGE FLASH CAMERA CLOCK:

    Just received this clock today and for the price I was quite disappointed. The flash head was dented and the clock face doesn't look finished.

    I was just looking for a conversation piece, but at that price I think I will look for just the camera.

    • Primary use:
    • Business
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

     
    4.0

    Great Conversation Piece

    By 

    from Suffolk, VA

    About Me High-end Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design

    Cons

    • Clock Face Too Small

    Best Uses

    • Decoration

    Comments about VINTAGE FLASH CAMERA CLOCK:

    The camera itself is pretty big compared to the clock face. This clock works best on a desk or table that you will be sitting near... not good for my intended application as a clock on a shelf (I can't see it!). I use it more for a conversation piece than telling time.
    Otherwise, the quality is good. It does not include two AA batteries.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    He Loved It

    By 

    from seattle

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Clear Display
    • Keeps Good Time
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Decoration

      Comments about VINTAGE FLASH CAMERA CLOCK:

      This was a gift for my boyfriend, who is a vintage camera nut. He absolutely loved it. Such a great, clever gift.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      Comment on this review

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Nice Item - [...]

      By 

      from San Antonio, Texas

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Clear Display

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Decoration

        Comments about VINTAGE FLASH CAMERA CLOCK:

        It [...] sits on my shelf.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        Retro Clock/Camera

        By 

        from new Canaan CT

        About Me Midrange Shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Clear Display
        • Keeps Good Time

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Decoration

          Comments about VINTAGE FLASH CAMERA CLOCK:

          This is a great gift as it is a conversation piece that people notice

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Exactly as it's described

          By 

          from Frederick, MD

          About Me Bargain Hunter, Married a Photojournalist, Practical

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Perfect for camera buffs

          Cons

          • Fragile

          Best Uses

          • Desk
          • Library

          Comments about VINTAGE FLASH CAMERA CLOCK:

          I can't wait to give this to my husband! It's a real Brownie camera with the flashbulb and everything, turned into a clock. The clock hands are very fragile, but as long as you're careful they should be okay.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Cute but not for a house with kids

          By 

          from Chicago

          About Me seeks unusual

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Unique

          Cons

          • fragile, clock unprotecte

          Best Uses

          • Decoration

          Comments about VINTAGE FLASH CAMERA CLOCK:

          It's unique. It brings back memories for boomers. But it's too delicate for a house with kids or pets larger than a fish. And I ordered two, in error---[...]

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

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