Special to the Press
BRISTOL - The American Clock & Watch Museum has the purr-fect attraction for cat lovers: the biggest Kit-Cat clock in the world.
In honor of the Kit-Cat Company’s 85th anniversary, they lent out the clock to one, select museum. That museum just happens to be right here in Bristol.
The museum has had the clock for several months. In springtime, school groups came to see the feline time-keeper.
“The kids love it because it’s a really fun, unusual piece,” said Patti Philippon, the director of the museum.
Adults enjoy the clock as well because it brings back memories of Kit-Cat clocks hanging in their childhood homes.
Philippon said the clock fits in wonderfully with their newly reimagined novelty clock gallery. The museum also sells modern Kit-Cat clocks in their store and have a Kit-Cat clock from the 1950s on display. Kit-Cat clocks are still made in the U.S.
There is one other Kit-Cat clock as big as the largest Kit-Cat clock in the world. That clock is “female.” It’s pink, has long eyelashes and wears a pearl necklace.
The Kit-Cat clock inspired the museum to help out animals. The museum will begin collecting pet food and cash donations for Friends of Bristol Animal Shelter starting this Thursday. It will go until the end of the year.
The Kit-Cat clock will be at the museum for at least a couple more weeks.
The American Clock & Watch Museum is located at 100 Maple St. Entrance is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, $3 for children 8 to 17 years old and children under 7 years old are free.