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Telechron & GE Clocks / Re: At The Movies: Another Telechron Sighting
« Last post by Pappy on June 22, 2019, 08:56:55 AM »
Saw a 5F50 this AM in Remember? with Greer Garson and Robert Taylor.  (I don't have Tivo so no screen cap.)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031845/

I bet it's the same Mirage that was in Double Wedding

Young Lew Ayres looks like Jack Lemon.  He should have gotten the girl.
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Telechron & GE Clocks / Re: Telechron 1L715
« Last post by Larry on June 12, 2019, 08:43:17 PM »
Many large wall clocks seemed to feature this color...

http://telechron.net/forager/index.php?topic=1237.msg14587#msg14587

I think that that color is much darker than this clock.  I have a can of oil rubbed bronze paint (Krylon, I think), and I have used it on a couple of Telechrons, but it is much darker than the 1L715.

Larry
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Telechron & GE Clocks / Re: Telechron 1L715
« Last post by Kid Clock on June 12, 2019, 06:15:08 PM »
Many large wall clocks seemed to feature this color...

http://telechron.net/forager/index.php?topic=1237.msg14587#msg14587
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Telechron & GE Clocks / Re: Telechron 1L715
« Last post by Larry on June 12, 2019, 03:50:35 PM »
I have a GE electric fan from the 1940s which is a very similar, if not the same, metallic bronze color.  I therefore searched on the AFCA forum and found a suggestion from several years back about Dupli-Color bronze wheel coating paint being a close match.  Has anyone here tried that paint?

Larry
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Telechron & GE Clocks / Re: Telechron 1L715
« Last post by Larry on June 12, 2019, 12:40:29 PM »
In the late 1930s, some small radios were made with resistive power cords which would drop the voltage to the tube filaments.  Radio collectors call these sets "curtain burners" because the power cords would become very hot which the radios were on, and they would tend to ignite flammable things, such as curtains, which were too close to them.

I didn't find any appropriate low wattage bulbs at the hardware stores, so I will probably put the wires back as they are if and when I reassemble the clock.  I have been having an awful time finding paint which is anywhere near the color of the original.  I plan to try a hobby shop or two next.  I really don't want to use the dark oil rubber bronze paint which I used on a couple of other large wall Telechrons.

Larry
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Telechron & GE Clocks / Re: Telechron 1L715
« Last post by Pappy on June 12, 2019, 10:47:54 AM »
As I have been working on this clock, I noticed that one of the wires going to each bulb socket is actually resistive with asbestos insulation (because it would become hot when the current is flowing through the bulb).  I measured the resistance at about 155Ω.  Why did GE/Telechron do that?  Was it not possible to use lower lower light bulbs?  I am wondering if I should replace the wires and find low power bulbs.

Larry

I ran into those wires on a #6 ad clock.  Blew my mind.  I kept stripping more and more "insulation" back looking for copper!  I'm still weirded out by it.   ?-?
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Telechron & GE Clocks / Re: Telechron and GE Brochures --the big share thread!
« Last post by Pat_L on June 08, 2019, 08:48:58 AM »

OTF purchased several of the "primary" patent "originals".  I asked him to scan a post... but to no avail...

OTF where are you?

I do have .pdf copies of all 135 of the patents saved on my computer.  Anyone can get them using google patent search.  Or contact me if you want to save time.
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Telechron & GE Clocks / Re: Telechron and GE Brochures --the big share thread!
« Last post by Kid Clock on June 07, 2019, 07:41:12 PM »
This isn't a brochure, but it is sharable.  It's a list of all 135 patents by Henry Warren.   

The list was started several years ago by Cliff of the Ashland Historical Society.  He sent me what he had done and I started working to complete it.  It took a while due to technical difficulties, but it's done now.

It's just the thing for the young Telechron researcher (such as myself).

OTF purchased several of the "primary" patent "originals".  I asked him to scan a post... but to no avail...

OTF where are you?
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Telechron & GE Clocks / Re: Telechron and GE Brochures --the big share thread!
« Last post by Pat_L on June 07, 2019, 06:15:34 PM »
This isn't a brochure, but it is sharable.  It's a list of all 135 patents by Henry Warren.   

The list was started several years ago by Cliff of the Ashland Historical Society.  He sent me what he had done and I started working to complete it.  It took a while due to technical difficulties, but it's done now.

It's just the thing for the young Telechron researcher (such as myself).

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Telechron & GE Clocks / Re: Telechron 1L715
« Last post by Kid Clock on June 05, 2019, 08:22:07 PM »
Dang... just rewire everything and run equivalent led bulbs.  Problem solved.
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