02 October 2008

Crawford Norman

This intriguing old clock sits in the window of a old gold jewelry shop on the corner of Canal Street and the Bowery the south edge of the Lower East Side. It must have hung outside the shop at one point, and, by the looks of it, dated from the 1930s or 1940s.

It pointed to a bit of a mystery, though. The signage on the store, which looks to be of newer vintage, reads Crawford Fine Gold Jewelry. But the older clock has the names Crawford and Norman. Makes me think there was a name change somewhere along the life, and make me wonder who Norman was. An original partner in the firm?

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