New Coca-Cola Chalkboard ClockBy Mark Chervenka
New Coca-Cola Chalkboard Clock
This new 15 by 22-inch menu chalkboard is printed on hardboard. The artwork is copied from a vintage original. The clock is operated by a single AA battery. Corners and chalk tray are brass. The surface is distressed to resemble age and normal wear.
Virtually all commercial Coca-Cola advertising clocks are operated by 120-volt motors powered by a line running to a wall outlet, not batteries. Almost no vintage menu boards have chalk holders. Only restaurant employees wrote on the boards. Chalk would not be left out for graffiti artists.