LP0074 His Master’s Voice (HMV) first Bollywood Picture Disc – Picture disc LP record clock

Rarest of the rare, picture vinyl LP records (or picture discs as they were called) feature a photo print on the surface of the record. The photo print would not alter the playing capabilities of the record and hence their uniqueness did not come at a price of function.

If you would like to purchase a vinyl LP record clock with a stunning original vintage photo print, these picture disc clocks are made for you!

These picture discs, i.e. vinyl LP records bearing printed images on their surface, would fascinate music lovers back in time and were an object of much curiosity.

We have a good selection of Bollywood as well as English music picture discs (photo vinyl LP records), which have been converted into beautiful clocks that retain the vintage identity of the original record.

Pictured here is an original, vintage photo disc vinyl LP record clock for sale – i.e. the first Bollywood photo disc released by His Master’s Voice (HMV).

This revolutionary product combines two separate offerings into one very unique design: vintage memorabilia and actual function.

Back in the days, these picture vinyl LP records played melodious tunes on turntables. Reborn in a fresh avatar as clocks, these vintage photo LP records have been given a new lease of life at Indian Hippy!

The photo vinyl LP records that these clocks have been made from are either 33 ½ or 45 RPM 12” Long Play vinyls from the 1960s/70s/80s. Vintage vinyl LP records surviving today have very little play value, primarily because of scratches and dust that accumulate over several decades they have been around for. Hence, if played on a gramophone or a turntable, they tend to skip. Vintage LP records also pose a risk to the environment as the vinyl material they are made of is non-biodegradable. Thousands of broken vinyl records find their way into landfills each year and end up clogging and harming the environment. By converting these redundant vinyl LP records into not just beautiful works of art, but actual functional clocks that serve a purpose, Indian Hippy aims to promote the message of ‘recycle and reuse.’

This unique product transforms the completely outdated and redundant photo vinyl LP record into an object of beauty that serves an excellent function of telling the time. Our vintage vinyl LP records are certified damage-free and are thoroughly cleaned before being converted into clocks.

Fitted with a thoroughly tested clock machine encased in a plastic body compartment at the back, this beautiful clock is ready for hanging on your wall.

This picture vinyl LP record clock works with a standard AA pencil battery and comes complete with a one year replacement guarantee. Also provided with every vinyl LP record clock is the original jacket of the record to validate its authenticity. The jacket features artwork on the front cover and a song list on its back detailing information about singers, music composers, etc.

Please read the following carefully before placing your order:

  1. Since all the vinyl LP records are vintage (some dating all the way back to the 1960s), please expect light buffs and scratches on the record surface.
  2. The vinyl material of the LP record is UV sensitive and susceptible to heat damage. Exposure to direct sunlight will cause the LP record to warp / contort. Hence, the clock must be installed on a wall away from direct sunlight and heat.
  3. Since the hands of the clock are exposed, please do not place the clock flat on its face or touch the hands. Doing so may bend the hands and impair the natural motion of the clock.

 

  • Fully functional clock created from a genuine, vintage vinyl LP record
  • Unique combination of vintage memorabilia / antiques and actual function
  • Approximately 12” x 12” inches in dimension
  • Fitted with a thoroughly tested clock machine
  • One year replacement guarantee
  • Ready for hanging on your wall
  • Works with a standard AA pencil battery
  • Comes with the original jacket of the record to validate its authenticity
  • Created from 33 ½ or 45 RPM 12” Long Play vintage vinyl records from the 1960s/1970s/1980s
  • Not just beautiful to look at, but functional clocks that serve a purpose of telling the time
  • Promote the message of ‘recycle and reuse’

 

Q> What material are these clocks made of?

The clocks are made using genuine, vintage vinyl LP records. These records are either 33 ½ or 45 RPM 12” Long Play vinyls dating back to the 1960s/1970s/1980s.

Q> How can one tell whether these are actual original, vintage vinyl LP records?

We use only 100% genuine, authentic vintage vinyl LP records to manufacture our clocks. Each clock comes with the original jacket of the vinyl record to validate its authenticity. The jacket features artwork on the front cover and a song list on its back detailing information about singers, music composers, etc. Further, the vinyl LP record also features a center label on which the song list is printed.

Q> Can these vintage vinyl LP records be played?

Obviously not. Since they have been converted into clocks, the only way to play these vintage vinyl LP records on a turntable or a gramophone would be to remove / dismantle the clock and then try.

Q> Why take these beautiful vinyl LP records and convert them into something else?

Vintage vinyl LP records have very little play value, primarily because of scratches and dust that accumulate over several decades they have been around for. Hence, if played on a gramophone or a turntable, they tend to skip. Vintage LP records also pose a risk to the environment as the vinyl material they are made of is non-biodegradable. By converting these redundant vinyl LP records into actual functional clocks that serve a purpose, Indian Hippy aims to promote the message of ‘recycle and reuse.’

Q> How do I install this vinyl LP record clock on my wall?

Our beautiful vinyl LP record clocks come 100% ready for hanging on your wall. Simply open the plastic body compartment at the back, insert a pencil (AA) battery and you are good to go! The plastic body case comes ready with an inbuilt hook to hang the clock.

Q> How are these hand painted clocks packed?

Our LP record clocks are packed in specially designed boxes to ensure safe delivery to your doorstep.

Q> Are there any special instructions on how to take care of these vintage vinyl LP record clocks?

Yes. Please read the following carefully before placing your order:

Since all the vinyl LP records are vintage (some dating all the way back to the 1960s), please expect light buffs and scratches on the record surface.

The vinyl material of the LP record is UV sensitive and susceptible to heat damage. Exposure to direct sunlight will cause the LP record to warp / contort. Hence, the clock must be installed on a wall away from direct sunlight and heat.

Since the hands of the clock are exposed, please do not place the clock flat on its face or touch the hands. Doing so may bend the hands and impair the natural motion of the clock.

Q> What if the clock stops working?

Each vinyl LP record clock is thoroughly tested before being dispatched. In the rare case when a clock stops working, we provide a one year replacement guarantee. In the event that you cannot return the item for replacement, you can visit any clock store in your local neighborhood and get the clock machine replaced at a nominal price. We only use standard clock machines that are available all across the world.

For any queries, please write to us on: hippy.in@gmail.com

We generally respond to email queries within a maximum of 12 hours!

If you would like to speak to us on the phone, you can voice/viber with us on:

(+91) 8080822022

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