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Telechron & GE Clocks / Re: At The Movies: Another non-Telechron Sighting
« Last post by skruft on Yesterday at 06:06:20 PM »
This is not about a Telechron but about another fairly rare electric clock.  In "Sky Giant" of 1938 with Joan Fontaine, Richard Dix and Chester Morris, one of the Herman Miller clocks that was supposedly exhibited at a World's Fair, and is today very valuable, is seen several times in the Colonel's office.   Also it's interesting to see the young Joan Fontaine.
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Telechron & GE Clocks / Re: Plastic Dial Repair
« Last post by Mrbill5 on Yesterday at 04:19:10 PM »
Thanks
If you look at it from 4, 5 feet away you do not see the repairs.  Up close and personal it shows up plus then you notice the silvering defects in the mirror. 
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Telechron & GE Clocks / Re: Plastic Dial Repair
« Last post by Kid Clock on Yesterday at 02:33:07 PM »
Don't look too close.

Not bad.  Looks good.
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Telechron & GE Clocks / Re: Plastic Dial Repair
« Last post by Mrbill5 on Yesterday at 10:37:27 AM »
Don't look too close. 
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Telechron & GE Clocks / Re: 604 Brittany
« Last post by Mrbill5 on Yesterday at 04:39:36 AM »
Send/ sell it to Cable Ulysses. 
One might be able to duplicate the trim with polymer molds.  Depends on how much time, money you are willing to put into the clock.
Really have to watch those Ebay sellers.  The problem is the omisions.
Crappy pictures, hides defects.  Cord wrapped around clock, hides damage.
I just bought an obviously unloved Jason on Ebay where they had the cord wrapped around the clock.  I asked for new pictures with the cord unwrapped.  The hidden parts were fine.  Will know for sure when I get the clock.
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Telechron & GE Clocks / Re: 604 Brittany
« Last post by cable ulysses on Yesterday at 12:38:21 AM »
Send it to me for what you have in it plus reasonable shipping.   :-*
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Telechron & GE Clocks / 604 Brittany
« Last post by Larry on March 28, 2020, 10:20:58 PM »
I just received this: www.ebay.com/itm/362950437142.  The seller waited four days to ship the clock, charged me double the postage, ignored my packing instructions, and packed the clock without enough padding.  The biggest issue, aside from the fact the the clock doesn't actually run, is that the fancy trim is missing at the bottom where the wrapped cord had been covering the case.  Careful scrutiny of the listing pictures sort of reveals this damage, but the listing text says nothing about it.  I realize that this is a rather rare model, so I am hesitant to quickly ship it back.  I paid a total of a bit under $50 for this clock.  What would you do?

Larry
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Telechron & GE Clocks / Re: My Surrey
« Last post by Mrbill5 on March 28, 2020, 02:24:54 PM »
Many thanks to Pappy and many others ie OldTechFan, Palladian for their previous work on similar clocks.  I knew exactly how unaggresive I needed to be to clean the dial, used a dry qtip only.  It removed the surface dirt but left the numbering and background intact.  The little bit of staining will have to remain.
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Telechron & GE Clocks / Re: My Surrey
« Last post by Mrbill5 on March 28, 2020, 02:15:44 PM »
The back door was a challenge.  I purchased a used metal hinged clock door on Ebay.  Could not use it as received because it was 1/8" too large in diameter.  So I cut off the very important hinge and attached it to a slightly modified Telechron metal back door disc.  I recycled the brass strip for part of the door closer and holder.  The knob, spacer etc from my parts bins. 
There are a lot of details which I have forgotten but that is the bulk of the work.  This Surrey is now in my livingroom, it is a keeper.  It matches rather well with our Queen Anne furniture. Plus since it has a 5" dial it makes reading the time easy.
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Telechron & GE Clocks / Re: My Surrey
« Last post by Mrbill5 on March 28, 2020, 01:58:49 PM »
The internal broken wooden mounting holes were repaired with glued in pieces of wood.  The case was hand scraped to the bare wood, sanded, the lighter parts stained darker red to more closely match the very rich dark red top piece. Then several coats of finish.  The brass parts were stripped and given a hand rubbed antique gold finish.
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