Ingersoll 'Dan Dare' pocket watch, 1953.

Richardson, Claire

 
Ingersoll 'Dan Dare' pocket watch, 1953.
4 0 c m
 
33cm
actual image size: 25cm x 32cm

Description

The watch face shows a helmeted Dan Dare holding a ray gun as a monster approaches. The 'Eagle' was a poular children's magazine founded by the Reverend Marcus Morris and Frank Hampson in 1950 and had an implicit Christian and humanist policy. Its succes owed much to the outstanding quality of Hampson's artwork for 'Dan Dare: Pilot of the Future', the front page strip cartoon in each isue. Coinciding with the first decade of space exploration, the series had a huge influence on the imagination of its young audience. The 'Dan Dare' watch was just one of the character watches produced by the Ingersoll company.

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10326025

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