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Farm Couple Turns Time Into Money
When Terry and Lorraine Tygrett, a young farm couple from Roseville, Ill., first started making clocks for Christmas gifts, little did they realize that the project would be the beginning of a booming new sideline business.
Through their new business, called Tygrett Farm Clocks, the couple designs and produces clocks, desk sets and trophies created with rural people in mind. One of the most popular clocks they sell is made from metal or plastic corn planter plates. They come complete with real corn kernels in the wells and can be ordered in red, black, brown, green or blue at a cost of $23. Or, if you'd like to make a clock using your own corn planter plate, the Tygretts have a $13 kit which includes the clock works, hands, numerals, a ping for the middle hole, and a detailed instruction sheet.
The Tygretts also make pig and other animal shaped clocks, and clocks shaped like any state in the U.S. Made of pine with walnut stain, the "state" clocks sell for $33. They can be used to create trophies to present to winners of tractor pulls and other agricultural events, Terry points out.
All clocks have quartz battery movements and use AA batteries. The clock works are guaranteed for one year.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Tygrett Farm Clocks, 125 S. Main, Box 373A, Roseville, Ill. 61473.

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1984 - Volume #8, Issue #4