PIGGLY WIGGLY is the amusingly named company out of Memphis, Tennessee which revolutionized the consumer food shopping paradigm being the first, true “self-service” grocery store. Founded in 1916 by Clarence Saunders, this novel approach to offering baskets in which the shopper could ‘walk the warehouse’ and choose what they’d like through visual shopping as opposed to ordering predetermined goods from the counter clerk. When you think about it, that truly was a ground-breaking idea and surely lead to the enormous growth of the super-market industry we enjoy today.
On offer here is an extremely rare model of electric store clock with a lithographed Piggly Wiggly “The Original Self Service” logo in the center. Any vintage PW material is on the rare side but this is the only specimen of this particular clock we have run across. There is a highly collectable PAM style illuminated clock by Telechron we’ve had before, but never this cute, compact metal clock. It really screams 1940s charm! The clock was manufactured and marked General Electric. There is some paint wear to the outer metal case paint but the interior logo is super clean. The clock operates when plugged in but has not been tested for accuracy beyond a few hours.
*BE SURE TO ASK ABOUT OUR FULL-SIZE, COMPLETE WALK-AROUND PIGGLY WIGGLY APPEARANCE MASCOT COSTUME IN ITS ORIGINAL SHIPPING CRATE!!!!
CONDITION: VG+ with minor wear to the paint on the outer clock case. There is a remnant of the original technical label on the back.
MEASUREMENTS: 7 1/4″ x 7 1/4″ x 2 1/2″
*AS IN ALL ITEMS PURCHASED AT PEEKABOO GALLERY, SHIPPING WILL BE BILLED AFTER PURCHASE. PURCHASE YOUR ITEM FIRST TO SECURE/RESERVE ITEM or REQUEST AN ADVANCE QUOTE BY EMAILING email@example.com WITH YOUR SHIPPING ADDRESS. WE ONLY CHARGE ACTUAL SHIPPING CHARGES AND DO NOT CHARGE HANDLING FEES. LARGE AND/OR BULKY ITEMS REQUIRE THIRD PARTY SHIPPING. Thanks!
OUR SERVICE PLEDGE
We stand behind everything we sell. Please email if you have any questions or concerns that your purchase is not as represented.
Peekaboo Gallery wants you to be satisfied with your purchase, and we guarantee that everything is as advertised. For your protection, we have a Return Policy for damaged goods.
SHIPPING, HANDLING, INSURANCE POLICY
Shipping for one-of-a-kind antiques is very difficult to automate on a website. So many factors go into estimating the amount to properly pack and ship, we have opted to take care of shipping in a separate transaction, after the item has been purchased. We want to ensure, that your new treasure gets to you in the safest, most economically responsible way. Unlike many antique websites on the internets, we refuse to guestimate or overcharge our customers for shipping.
For small and manageable items, we do pack and ship with either FedEX Ground or USPS. If the gallery provides direct shipping, we will issue a separate invoice to you. However, most of the items in our store are fragile, oddly shaped or oversize. In those cases, we will hand the items over to one of our preferred shipping partners once it is paid for. For especially unique cases, we depend on NAVIS Pack & Ship to handle custom boxing and crating. For large arcade games and the like, we use Beltman Group who specializes in the prep and shipment of coin-op games and devices.
IN ALL CASES, EITHER CONTACT THE GALLERY DIRECTLY FOR SHIPPING QUESTIONS OR PURCHASE THE ITEM TO RESERVE IT AND WE WILL CONTACT YOU WITH SHIPPING INFORMATION.
All damage claims are handled through the normal claims process of the handler. Please inspect your purchase immediately upon receipt. DO NOT THROW AWAY any packaging materials when this occurs. We will assist in any way to see through your claim with the shipper. *SEE RETURNS AND DAMAGE POLICY BELOW
In the rare case where an item is returned, return shipping is at the expense of the buyer. Peekaboo Gallery will issue a purchase credit for that amount, or deduct it from the cost of replacement shipping. The restocking fee for any agreed returned item is 25%.
Peekaboo Gallery offers a layaway plan for most purchases. Our Return Policy does not apply to layaway purchases, and Layaway is not an option for all items. Since each plan is custom, please contact us to clarify the specific terms and payment intervals. Layaway purchases are subject to a 10% surcharge, and downpayments apply to the order total, including shipping, tax, and surcharge.
California State buyers must pay sales tax, the rate depends on which city you live in. If you have an antiques related resale number we do not need to collect tax, however you will need to supply a copy of your resale certificate with your payment. If an insurance claim is filed, the buyer will be refunded after the Post Office pays the claim.
Peekaboo Gallery wants you to be satisfied with your purchase and we encourage you to ask questions before purchase. To ensure your satisfaction and protection, we have a Return Policy for Damaged items only.
DAMAGED ITEM PROCEDURE
ADDITIONAL RETURN POLICY INFORMATION
ALL ITEMS MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE, THEN THE FINAL PACK & SHIP FEE WILL BE PAID DIRECTLY TO THE SHIPPING COMPANY.
We have found this to be the best policy for both us and our customers. All items are professionally packaged and prepped for shipment.
For small and manageable items, we do pack and ship with either FedEX Ground or USPS. However, most of the items in our store are fragile, oddly shaped or oversize. In those cases, we will hand the items over to one of our preferred shipping partners once it is paid for. For especially unique cases, we depend on NAVIS Pack & Ship to handle custom boxing and crating. For large arcade games and the like, we use Beltman Group who specializes in the prep and shipment of coin-op games and devices.
WHAT HAPPENS IF MY SHIPMENT IS DAMAGED?
Our shipping services include insurance where possible and damage claims are handled through the normal claims process of the handler. Please inspect your purchase immediately upon receipt. DO NOT THROW AWAY any packaging materials when this occurs. We will assist in any way to see through your claim with the shipper.
WHAT ABOUT MECHANICAL ITEMS?
Mechanical items are tricky. Unfortunately, we cannot control what might happen in shipping with complex mechanical devices. Any items described as functioning could be affected by transit conditions. As an example, a coin-operated slot machine might work smoothly when it leaves the gallery, but might require an adjustment when it arrives to you from the shipping company. These things happen and in general, are easily corrected with a small adjustment. This is a separate issue from direct damage due to mishandling or accident. Unless there is verifiable damage due to mishandling, mechanical devices cannot be guaranteed to not require adjustments after they leave our warehouse.
DO OFFER RESTORATION SERVICES?
We personally do not. However, we do have restoration partners we work with and will help you with any special requests you might have.
DO YOU TAKE RETURNS?
We encourage you to ask questions before your purchase and we will be happy to answer them. Unless an item is proven to have been described incorrectly, all sales are final. In special circumstances, we will consider returns. These must be approved in advance. Any items returned must be accompanied by a receipt and can be subject to a 25% re-stocking fee. Shipping charges are non-refundable.