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Maker, Warren Telechron, Inc., Ashland, Massachusetts, USA. Model Type E, c. early 1930's, serial no. 17.

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The first photo shows a pre-production prototype of the Type E. The same 'off the shelf' dial is used in this mockup as is used in the early production models. This dial was likely taken from Telechron's domestic clock stock. A few examples are shown above. The second photo has the identical style of hands and dial. This model was marketed as the Victoria during the years of 1928 to 1932; the same time as when the Type E was made. The next photo shows the Vanity, marketed during the same period. Note the identical bezel design as used on the Type E. Notice the circle cut out below the 12 o'clock position. This was featured in most of Telechron's' production clocks and was an indicator to show if power was interrupted to the clock. If this happened, the circle would show red from a flag being actuated behind it so the owner would know he was looking at an incorrect time. This feature would not be needed in this application as any failure would be immediately apparent in the interruption of the control function to the power house generators and so the hole simply has a piece of metal glued behind it. The few production models that were made had this same dial which was stylistically, completely out of step with the rest of the clock. Most likely it was chosen because its size was convenient. and would have been substituted with a more modern looking dial and set of hands when production got up to speed. as this never happened, the redesigned dial was never fabricated. The one minute contact system seen immediately to the left of the dial is a direct off the shelf version that was used in Warren's Type A. Mr. Warren appears to have been a frugal engineer!

Notice also that the center disk that supports the movement is made of wood and has no provision for a channel to secure the glass cylinders. Another indication that this was a mockup photo since such an arrangement could never sustain a partial vacuum. The barometer is also a standard domestic type; its dial depicting the standard indications of weather - 'Rain, Change, Fair'. This was probably added to emphasize that the clock was meant to be run in a vacuum to control barometric interference that effect a  conventional clock. Only a few of the wires necessary to run the movement are present in this photo.

Photo from NAWCC Bulletin August 1991.

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