Clock, Jaz Alarm; Jaz; 1940-1950; WY.0000.863

Name/Title

Clock, Jaz Alarm

About this object

This is a Jaz alarm clock from around the 1940s. Jaz is a French company and during the German occupation in World War Two, jazz music was considered to bear pro-American influences. As a result, jazz was censored and this censorship extended to the clock brand. To get around the censorship, Jaz incorporated a Jaseur (British Waxwing bird) into their logo; this can be seen on this particular clock.

Maker

Jaz

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

1940-1950

Period

1940s

Place Made

Europe, France, Paris

Medium and Materials

inorganic, processed material, metal, nickel
inorganic, processed material, metal, brass
inorganic, processed material, glass
inorganic, processed material, metal, aluminum

Inscription and Marks

Makers mark printed on face: 'JAZ'

Measurements

h 175 mm x w 145 mm x 90 mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Domestic Life (household chattels, food and drink)

Object Type

timepieces

Object number

WY.0000.863

Copyright Licence  

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