CF769 The Sheriff or Constable
That's my Constable above.
With luminous hands and numerals, he's the Sheriff.
It was the alarm version of the Usher.
These clocks were odd in that, despite their "campaign"
model number, they appeared in catalogs and brochures
suggesting either they were more popular than anticipated or
somebody messed up the numbering. They do have steel
dials and really no corners have been cut that I could find.
|Officially, these were only sold in black and
ivory but you can find them in walnut bakelite too. In
late 1941 and early 1942, Telechron offered a lot of walnut
bakelite models (most in very limited quantities) and I
think these are from that time frame. The one above has a
new, old stock case I was lucky enough to snag off
Ebay. The "noise holes" under the set knobs, thinner
than paper, aren't even punched out!
||Sheriff in ivory.
|One more kind of Constable to worry
about. The hands and dial AREN'T luminous
which is probably unique to the walnut bakelite ones.