This clock was used by Hugh Hefner in his Chicago Playboy office during the 1960's.
This clock was owned by Chicago native and Playboy founder Hugh Hefner. In 1953, 27-year-old Hefner set out to create a men's magazine devoted to the contemporary equivalents of "wine, women and song." Put together at his South Side apartment's kitchen table, the first issue of Playboy magazine was published in December 1953 and, to Hefner's surprise, all 72,000 copies sold out within two weeks. Containing featured articles, short fiction, naughty jokes, and nude pictures, Playboy helped launch America's Sexual Revolution. Though some feminists decried Hefner's work as sexually demeaning, it remained immensely popular and eventually garnered more than seven million subscribers in the early 1970s.