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Telechron & GE Clocks / Re: At The Movies: Another Telechron Sighting
« Last post by Pappy on Yesterday at 03:25:01 PM »
Saw what think was an Airman and an unknown, no crystal GE commercial clock in The Girl From Mexico.  Sorry, no screenshots, this was on TCM.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Girl_from_Mexico

Lupe Velez was married to Johnny Weismuller and was another Hollywood overdose/suicide story.  Sad.
Ward Bond, who had to be about the busiest actor in Hollywood was unrecognizable as the Mexican wrestler.  He was the Samuel L. Jackson the of the 1940's.
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Telechron & GE Clocks / Re: Cleaning Dirty Wooden Clock Case
« Last post by skruft on Yesterday at 01:36:58 PM »
I used dark Briwax as I usually do with dark wood, but did not take a before picture.
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Telechron & GE Clocks / Re: Cleaning Dirty Wooden Clock Case
« Last post by henny on Yesterday at 09:51:14 AM »
Once it's clean, try a coat of Brown Briwax.  It'll disguise any scratches and add some nice sheen.
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Telechron & GE Clocks / Re: Cleaning Dirty Wooden Clock Case
« Last post by Pappy on August 14, 2018, 09:57:05 PM »
50-50 mix of boiled linseed oil and real turpentine.
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Telechron & GE Clocks / Re: 2H14 Pantry
« Last post by 19and41 on August 14, 2018, 06:07:24 PM »
Well done!
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Telechron & GE Clocks / 2H14 Pantry
« Last post by Larry on August 14, 2018, 03:46:13 PM »
I just reassembled a 2H14 Pantry that I bought a few weeks ago on ebay (ebay link).  Given the condition, I probably paid far too much, but this model is not especially easy to find.  I had to strip, sand, and repaint the case and carefully clean the dial.  The result was presentable, but not great.  I borrowed a time setting knob from a desk/mantel clock until I can find a proper replacement.  If someone has a wall clock reverse-threaded knob to spare, I would greatly appreciate it.  Here are before and after pictures.

Larry

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Other Clocks / Hammond Sovereign
« Last post by Larry on August 13, 2018, 10:58:06 AM »
I found this Hammond Sovereign at the local flea market yesterday for $22.  The case was very dirty and had plenty of blemishes, but the dial looked good, and the finial was all there, and I didn't already have one, so I brought it home and gave it a good cleaning.  The movement was uncommonly clean and had little wear, so I expect that this clock was not run much.  On the back of the dial, unusual for Hammonds, is a date rubber stamped which appears to be "OCT 14 1936".  The clock is now serving time on my living room end table.  Here are some before and after pictures.

Larry

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Telechron & GE Clocks / Re: Cleaning Dirty Wooden Clock Case
« Last post by shipnerd on August 13, 2018, 12:18:44 AM »
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Do you have Before and After pics of it?
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Telechron & GE Clocks / Re: Cleaning Dirty Wooden Clock Case
« Last post by skruft on August 12, 2018, 10:31:21 PM »
Thanks for the good advice.  I tried the Plast-X and an amazing amount of awful black stuff came off, so the clock is now attractive.
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Telechron & GE Clocks / Re: Cleaning Dirty Wooden Clock Case
« Last post by shipnerd on August 12, 2018, 01:49:41 AM »
If the original finish is still in good condition I've actually had good luck with Plast-X on wooden cases. I use a soft rag, like an old t-shirt, and it does a great job getting rid of years of dirt and bringing back a nice satin sheen. Afterwards you can apply a coat of RAF but it's not necessary.
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