Black Gasoline 66 Gas Pump Clock Model AJ057 by Old Modern Handicrafts
Route 66 (US 66), also known as the Will Rogers Highway and colloquially known as the Main Street of America or the Mother Road, was one of the original highways within the U.S. Highway System. This Route 66 clock adds a nostalgic accent to your home or office. Constructed of metal and hand painted to give it an antique look. The clock measures 10.5 inches in diameter and has a visible Route 66 and decorative hands to mark the time. The clock contains a quartz movement and runs on 1 AA battery (not included). This piece makes a great gift for automotive enthusiasts that is sure to be admired.
History: U.S. Route 66, also known as the Will Rogers Highway and colloquially known as the Main Street of America or the Mother Road, was one of the original highways within the U.S. Highway System. Route 66 was established on November 11, 1926, with road signs erected the following year. The highway, which became one of the most famous roads in America, originally ran from Chicago, Illinois, through Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona before ending at Santa Monica, California, covering a total of 2,448 miles (3,940 km). It was recognized in popular culture by both the hit song "(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66" and the Route 66 television show in the 1960s. Route 66 served as a major path for those who migrated west, especially during the Dust Bowl of the 1930s, and it supported the economies of the communities through which the road passed. People doing business along the route became prosperous due to the growing popularity of the highway, and those same people later fought to keep the highway alive in the face of the growing threat of being bypassed by the new Interstate Highway System.
Dimensions(in Inches): L: 5.5 W: 5.5 H 12
Weight: 1.75 lbs