From that Trendy, Fashionable, On the Cutting Edge Forgotten Hitter, Chuck Buell ~~~
(Yep ... had a FEW lava lamps over the years ... and then many years later, each of the kids got into them, too ... so we got to relive the whole experience all over again, fire-trap-waiting-to-happen devices that they are! Still, pretty cool to look at once they were working properly. - kk)
(Yep, had one of these, too ... although not on military time!!! I remember they were so noisy when they flipped - you could forget all about waiting for the alarm to go off ... that flipping noise every sixty seconds would never let you fall asleep in the first place! And actually I'm pretty sure I had something similar to that clock shown in your first photo, too, at some point in time! - kk)
(The people that bought my parents' old home are probably STILL finding things hidden in ours, all these years later! - kk)
Never got into those (for the very reason you mention) ... although these are just little puppies ... I'm talking about the full size ones where, if you were ever home alone and sat down deep into one of these, they might not even find you in there until days later! - kk)
Then, I moved to a "New Build" and had the builder widen and extend the already-provided Stone Wall around my fireplace to cover the entire fireplace wall!
(Damn, Chuck ... that get-up looks about one step removed from Elvis' Jungle Room!!! I'm getting dizzy just looking at the picture! - kk)