The original selling point was that "Other Alarm Clocks Go Ring/Ding/Buzz/This Clock Talks!/30 Hour Windup Alarm Clock/Howdy And Clarabell Keep Calling You Till You Turn Them Off" The clock operates on one 'C' cell battery (Not Included)." .
The clock measures 2.75x6.5x6.75" tall. The plastic clock has high relief images of Howdy and Clarabell. The 3.75" clock face reads "It's Howdy Doody Time/Talking Alarm." Back of clock reads "© 1974 Janex Corp./Eatontown, N.J. 07724." As is usually the case, it does not talk. Same company made a matching Batman clock, but this is many times rarer.