5H59  The Satellite

What a beauty! Your friends will exclaim over it! It's a new design in transparent glass and gold color metal. The case
consists of a gold color metal ring, base and back cover with Ivory color plastic base rod. The 5 1/2-inch dial is of genuine
plate glass with White filled, etched numerals and a lovely mirror center that reflects your room. Hands are or gold color
metal. Stands 7 in. high and 5 3/4 in. wide. Retail price is $9.95

Telechron did have a "Satellite"--only it wasn't the 2H39.  Let's get one thing out of the way:  This clock should look like the one in the middle (or like the one on the left if you're a dog).  The problem with these clocks is that the silvering in the middle is worn to some degreee in virtually every example you see.  You'll often see these clocks modified in all kinds of weird ways. Someone took extraordinary measures to improve the looks of the Satellite up there on the right.  The reverse-painted, southwestern-themed result is at least as nice as the original.  (Maybe that's that "Art Nuevo" I keep hearing about on Ebay.)  I won't even guess what happened to the white bakelite "standard".
 
 
Production of this model was suspended due to the War and never resumed.
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