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    Default Mystery Telechron clock

    I found this clock at a yard sale, I was told it came from Canada. It says Telechron and General Electric, and Warren is printed in small letters on the plate. It is a B2 motor, model M45, and the serial number is 785592. The clock works. I have searched old Telechron clocks and have found nothing that looks remotely like this. The decorative material around the timepiece seems to be Bakelite. There was a gold fabric behind the decoration which was in tatters, I am trying to find a similar fabric to replace it. What do you make of it?


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    Default Re: Mystery Telechron clock (By: Will Rockwell)

    Welcome to the board.

    I can't say much about your clock but I am wondering if the fancy surround is really Bakelite? It might be, and you no doubt have good reasons for supposing that it is, but could it be moulded wood that has been ebonised?

    Your enquiry might do better if posted in the Electric Horology section - perhaps one of the moderators can move it for you.

    JTD

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    Default Re: Mystery Telechron clock (By: JTD)

    I have moved this to the Electric Horology forum.
    “If one tells the truth, one is sure, sooner or later, to be found out.” - Oscar Wilde

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    Default Re: Mystery Telechron clock (By: Steven Thornberry)

    I put a new piece of fabric behind the decoration, which does seem to be Bakelite. I tested it with a knife, and it's not wood. Come on guys, what is this?

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    Default Re: Mystery Telechron clock (By: Will Rockwell)

    OK, I will bite; they told me there would be days like this.

    The item surrounding the clock appears to be to be a cast piece...perhaps a pot metal of some type.

    I would expect Bakelite to be much smoother than what is here.

    The case appears to be a mixture of woods, colors, etc. So I do not think that all these parts were together for their lifetime.

    One wonders if the creator took random parts and built this.

    It would be interesting to see a photo of the casting; taken from the backside of this .... whatever it is.

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    Default Re: Mystery Telechron clock (By: Dick C)

    It looks like a home made case that incorporated the clock portion of the GE Radio Model S-22X made in 1934.

    See some pictures and info here: https://antiqueradio.org/GES-22XTombstoneRadio.htm

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    Default Re: Mystery Telechron clock (By: swolf)

    I do believe you have solved the mystery, thank you.

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    Default Re: Mystery Telechron clock (By: Will Rockwell)

    I was thinking, while reading the original post but before seeing the replies, that the place to look for replacement fabric would be antique radio restoration supplies. They sell the right kinds of speaker cloth.
    Jeremy

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