Stepped, rectangular phenol formaldehyde (Bakelite) clock

Made:
1930-1935 in Ashland
maker:
Warren Telechron Company

Stepped, rectangular phenol formaldehyde (Bakelite) clock, by Warren Telechron Company, Ashland, Massachusetts, United States, 1930-1935. Dark brown, damaged surface, with gold Egyptianising design applied to front in form of vertical ridged decorative inlay, and horizontal ridged inlay below face. Glass cover of circular face has mirrored edge and inlaid gold plated surround. Art deco design. Face printed with 'Telechron in cursive script above hands, and the 'WARREN TELECHRON CO., ASHLAND, MASS. U.S.A.'. Back moulded with working instructions and rectangular plaque printed in gold 'REG U.S. Telechron PAT. OFF./ ELECTROALARM NO/MOTOR TYPE B.2 MODEL M1 NO D69808a/ Cycles 60 v100/125 W3/..../..../..../WARREN TELECHRON CO./ ASHLAND MASS. U.S.A.'.

Details

Category:
Plastics and Modern Materials
Object Number:
2005-146
Materials:
chrome, brass, glass, gold plated, phenol formaldehyde (Bakelite)
type:
clock
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
  • timepiece
credit:
Frangenberg, Tomas
status:
Permanent collection

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