3F01 The Commonwealth
A new and moderne, tho simple design appropriately styled for table, desk, radio or small mantel. The case is of Mahogany with polished lacquer finish. Note the chrome plated side ornaments. A pleasing 3 1/2 inch, ivory lacquer finished dial with black characters on a grey numeral band. Buffed Nicral bezel. Like other Telechron models, "Commonwealth" is furnished with a six-foot brown artificial silk cord attached (bearing Underwriter's Laboratory Label).
it took a little longer than I'd planned but it's finally ready.
Thanks to Ron for reminding me to put it on the page. Here's what
this poor fella looked like when I rescued it from the flea market (and
a hurricane as I recall) I can't remember what I paid.
|See the oversized hole for the set knob? Some chisel-head mutilated the opening to get the knob through the case rear. REMEMBER, most of these knobs are reverse-threaded! I plugged the hole but it will never be right again. Here's what I have to show for my work:|
|That mahogany's beautiful. Anybody got a dogtag for a 3F01 they want to trade?|
|Another Commonwealth I refinished. I stole the dial from a Squarart. I finally got that "Spanish highlighting" down to an art on this one.|