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Telechron & GE Clocks / Re: General Electric 2908A
« Last post by 2ndGenFan on March 20, 2017, 05:40:33 PM »
I like the sunset.
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Telechron & GE Clocks / Re: General Electric 2908A
« Last post by Larry on March 20, 2017, 05:35:21 PM »
It's beautiful, Larry!  But a couple of questions:

1) Is the case really Bakelite? Bakelite was in the rear view mirror by the time that clock was made, and it polished up like Plaskon.

2) It sure looks like a wall clock, but there's no apparent way of hanging it in back.  Any idea what's up with that?

But as I began - it's a beautiful resto!

Tony

Yes, the case really is bakelite, even though this is a 1960s model.  At some point a bit later, the cases were made of plastic.  I would not have bought this clock if it were not bakelite and in great condition.

The picture of the back mostly shows only the cup over the movement.  There is a metal hanger piece screwed into the back of the bakelite case at the top which cannot be seen in the picture.

This is not the most stylish clock in my collection, but there wasn't anything else at the flea market that I wanted to buy, so this was what came home with me.  I thought that $15 was a reasonable price at any rate.

Note that this is the 8" dial model.  They were also made in larger sizes.

Larry

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Telechron & GE Clocks / Re: General Electric 2908A
« Last post by 19and41 on March 20, 2017, 04:15:15 PM »
Nice clock and nice price!
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Telechron & GE Clocks / Re: General Electric 2908A
« Last post by Olympian on March 20, 2017, 01:18:12 PM »
It's beautiful, Larry!  But a couple of questions:

1) Is the case really Bakelite? Bakelite was in the rear view mirror by the time that clock was made, and it polished up like Plaskon.

2) It sure looks like a wall clock, but there's no apparent way of hanging it in back.  Any idea what's up with that?

But as I began - it's a beautiful resto!

Tony
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Telechron & GE Clocks / Re: General Electric 2908A
« Last post by Kid Clock on March 19, 2017, 09:41:39 PM »
Baby!  @@*
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Telechron & GE Clocks / General Electric 2908A
« Last post by Larry on March 19, 2017, 08:25:58 PM »
I normally avoid the post-Telechron models, but this morning at the flea market, I saw a 2908A which I had seen there before which looked like it had real potential.  The brown bakelite case was in great condition, though dirty and dull, and the glass was also in great shape.  There was the usually sooty residue on the dial coming from the indicator hole and spread around the '12', but I figured that it could be safely cleaned off, so I bought the clock for $15.  It cleaned up well, and the S rotor runs quietly.  I cleaned, polished, and waxed the case.  I don't where to put this clock, but it looks really nice now. 

Larry
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Telechron & GE Clocks / Re: 2F04 Chef
« Last post by Larry on March 16, 2017, 04:25:13 PM »
This unit features a shelf mount option, hence the feet and the recessed time set knob.  Mine sits on the shelf. @@*

How do you keep the from falling forward when someone drops something in the room or slams a door?  There isn't much weight at the bottom of the clock.

I really like the 1930s styling of this clock


Larry
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Telechron & GE Clocks / Re: 2F04 Chef
« Last post by Kid Clock on March 16, 2017, 04:20:57 PM »
This unit features a shelf mount option, hence the feet and the recessed time set knob.  Mine sits on the shelf. @@*
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Telechron & GE Clocks / Re: 2F04 Chef
« Last post by clockfan on March 16, 2017, 12:34:03 PM »
Hardware stores such as Lowes and Home Depot have pretty good paint matching equipment.  You can buy a sample probably 8 ounces for about $4 IIRC.
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