1950-1953 The Boom Years

By 1950, Telechron had hit a groove.  It was able to turn out clocks faster and more reliably than ever before thanks to G-E's influence.  A lot of R & D dollars were pumped into making rotors quiet and alot of thought went into building clocks that worked right, every time.  The company expanded, opening new factories in Worcester and Lowell as well as Ashland.  Although fewer models were introduced, they were made in far greater quantity.  For every movement the company made, probably half never got put into a G-E or Telechron clock.  The company found an ever-expanding market selling to appliance makers and the Telechron movement became synonymous with the clock radio.

Each new change made the clocks faster to make but lowered their quality.  Gears got thinner and brass was used less and less.  Clutches were left out and dials got thinner.  Bezels were eliminated in favor of all-plastic crystals that snapped in.  Movements were now staked together--not screwed.  Wood and metal-cased clocks were almost wholly abandoned in favor of plaskon.  It would have been someone with a short memory indeed who didn't realize the Telechron they just bought couldn't hold a candle to the one it replaced.  Still, you couldn't argue with success; this was the most profitable time in the company's history.


2 SERIES 2H26 2H28 2H29 2H30 2H31 2H32 2H33 2H34 2H38
2 SERIES 2H39 2H40 2H41 2H42 2H43        
3 SERIES 3H159 3H161 3H163 3H182 3H184        
4 SERIES 4H167 4H169 4H173            
7 SERIES 7H04 7H06 7H07 7H09 7H167 7H169 7H171 7H173 7H174
7 SERIES 7H176 7H178 7H179 7H180 7H181 7H182 7H183 7H184 7H185
7 SERIES 7H186 7H187 7H188 7H189 7H190 7H192 7H194 7H195 7H196
7 SERIES 7H197K 7H198K 7H199 7H200 7H201 7H202 7H203 7H204 7H207
7 SERIES 7H208 7H209 7H210 7H211 7H212 7H213 7H214 7H215 7H216K
7 SERIES 7H218 7H220 7H222  7H224L          
8 SERIES 8H70