7H136 The Gay Hour
A sprightly and colorful alarm model in a marble-like
case of veined plastic. Light ivory dial, framed in a gold-colored
square bezel. Gold-colored hands. Price, Rose or Ivory, $5.95.
woo! Beautiful deco dial; one of my favorites. Very hard to
find one without cracks. I didn't even try. Mine has cracks
in three places and I'm okay with it.
rare to find any kind of date inside a Telechron or GE. I was particularly
excited to find this one (Sep 8 1941) which was the first real confirmation
I had that this was a pre-War model. (If you have a GE catalog from
1941, please email!) Also of note is the upside-down legend "Opalon
15". I think G-E was calling it's catalin knockoff "Fiberlon" so
"Opalon" may have been a synonym or the trademark name of a third party
case manufacturer. There's nothing compares to the look and feel
of polished catalin. It's pleasure just to run your fingers across
it but the smell--well...