Carlton Catalin Clock
This beautiful clock was made by the Plaza Clock Company, of New York, NY sometime in the 1930's, and sold under the Carlton name.  The case was made from a solid block of Catalin plastic that was machined to accept the spin-start movement of a type that was common in the 30's.  The feet and trim piece on top were cut from Catalin sheet stock, and screwed to the body.  The case was originally a milky white color, with threads of white and brown pigment swirled throughout, but it has aged to a rich butterscotch color.  The face is polished copper, with a frosted silver plating in the center and outer rim which has, unfortunately, been stained by excess oil that was applied years ago to try to keep it running.