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gcfrazier55

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Dating my GE Telechron mantel clock
« on: March 23, 2012, 09:43:27 AM »
Hello. I hope someone can help me with finding the year my clock was made? I have uploaded photos of it. It is a GE model 352. The Warren Telechron model is 59M38 I believe, it is hard to read the small stamping. I just recently had it repaired and it works beautifully. Thank you for any information! Carla

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Re: Dating my GE Telechron mantel clock
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2012, 10:08:46 AM »
A big  *=* welcome Carla  (%$ to the forum gcfrazier  @^?

Nice pics - we can narrow your chiimers date of build as "no later" than about October 1935.  It has to be earlier than that because your rotor nameplate (does presume it is the original and I think we might agree that 99.99% of them stay with their clocks - especially after the 1925 time frame..)  .. so between about 1928 (intro of GE-Telechron-Herschede JV called Revere to make the chime clocks) to 1935.  I'd say more like 1930-1935....

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Re: Dating my GE Telechron mantel clock
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2012, 10:38:47 AM »
Thanks for the information. I was hoping to get it narrowed down a little more but, it probably isn't possible.  I just love the awesome warmth of the chimes. Gives my home a more 'homey' feel  ::) Thanks again.

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Re: Dating my GE Telechron mantel clock
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2012, 03:09:09 PM »
It has a Beautiful dial and hands. I know there are those who oppose, but it would really look beautiful if you refinished the case.

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Re: Dating my GE Telechron mantel clock
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2012, 09:06:02 AM »
Yes, the veneer is drying out. I was told to keep orange oil on it to let it absorb into the wood.

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Re: Dating my GE Telechron mantel clock
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2012, 09:33:01 AM »
Also, SDP, one of our members, has a site with a lot of Revere information.  You may want to visit his site:

http://silverdollarproductions.net/

Specifically, dating your Revere....http://silverdollarproductions.net/rc-date.html
« Last Edit: March 25, 2012, 08:53:43 AM by Kid Clock »

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Re: Dating my GE Telechron mantel clock
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2012, 09:39:24 AM »
Wow!! Thanks so much!

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Re: Dating my GE Telechron mantel clock
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2012, 08:55:50 AM »
The 6 digit number stamped on the movement of my clock is 275784 so according to Silverdollar, mine was manufactured 1935-1939...I thought it was older, I'm glad to know. Thanks again.
113001 through 269381     1930 - 1934
271382 through 325376     1935 - 1939
325377 through 394133     1940 - 1942
386000 through 521535     1945 - 1949
521536 through 589035     1950 - 1954
589036 through 605000     1955 - 1959
605001 through 625903     1961 - 1968

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Re: Dating my GE Telechron mantel clock
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2012, 08:58:13 AM »
Probably 1935, that's pretty dadgum old  @@*, do have any other "working" electronic device that's 77 years old?

It's nice that it runs well and sounds good.

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Re: Dating my GE Telechron mantel clock
« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2012, 09:11:27 AM »
Yeah, it's older than me so I'd say that's pretty old! *=*
One thing about this clock is that it has ALWAYS kept excellent time. When I read "Correct time all the time. Telechron time!" at this forum, I thought how true that is. Now I need to find a forum for Baduf. I just purchased the clock, see pic. It isn't running, it has been wound too tight. I hope it is fixable. The numbers look kind of art deco to me. I'm thinking 1940's. I don't know anything about Baduf.