11-04-2019, 09:25 PM
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The eye - and thus the mind - is drawn towards motion.

This probably harks back to the earliest days of human evolution; movement might mean predators, and predators might mean you'll become someones dinner as opposed to getting dinner yourself. Advertisers have tapped into this fact for ages, and one can often find advertisements on clocks, or clockwork used to drive animated displays.
And as I was browsing the web, i found pictures of one of the later:
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Listed on the site i found it as "animated advertising display, articulated pressboard figure of a father shaving with a baby on his knee, spring driven pendulum movement with simple escapement on a wood base. 1912"
As far as I can tell the clockwork makes the rocking chair, uhm, rock back and forth, while a pair of lever uses that motion to make the shavers hand move across this face. Fairly simple, and in an age before full motion video presumably effective in grabbing shoppers attention.

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 11-05-2019, 05:25 PM
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Effective advertisement? Ok, yes.

Creepy? Totally!

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 11-05-2019, 07:10 PM
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Was this found at the Overlook Hotel? Looks like Jack Nicholson

 All work and no shaves makes Jack a dull boy
All work and no shaves makes Jack a dull boy
All work and no shaves makes Jack a dull boy
All work and no shaves makes Jack a dull boy
All work and no shaves makes Jack a dull boy
 
 All work and no shaves makes Jack a dull boy
All work and no shaves makes Jack a dull boy
All work and no shaves makes Jack a dull boy
All work and no shaves makes Jack a dull boy
All work and no shaves makes Jack a dull boy

Tongue

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 11-05-2019, 07:55 PM
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weird

that’s not necessarily a bad thing

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 11-06-2019, 10:17 PM
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Just a few pictures I found online, extending on what I posted two days ago:

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While inherently "simpler" than the animated display I showed in the thread starter, these clocks would also draw the eye - the movement of the pendulum and minute hand - and would also give the time.

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 11-07-2019, 03:29 AM
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Nightmarish artwork, Hans. Nightmarish!

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 11-07-2019, 11:09 AM
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(11-07-2019, 03:29 AM)chazt Wrote: Nightmarish artwork, Hans. Nightmarish!

Just the thing for the guestroom when my mother in law visits then...  Angel

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