For the alarm-clock framing, use 3/4 or 1/2 in. white pine, and cover with heavy cardboard, cutting an opening at the tp for the head, and another at the bottom which is large enough to pass over the entire body.
The frame is provided with shoulder straps for comfort.
Give the clock a coat of ivory brushing lacquer and paint the numerals in black.
Hands are cut from plywood and also painted black.
The alarm bell is made from a cardboard disk having a number of V-cuts as shown. When the edges are drawn together and fastened with heavy gummed paper on the inside, the correct shape will be formed.
The bell is fastened to the wearer’s head by means of the crown of an old derby.