355  "The Cathedral"

Made of the famous Bakelite in a rich walnut color.  Is 5 1/2 inches wide, 7 1/4 inches high and 3 1/2 inches deep.  The 3 inch dial is finished in silver.  The Cathedral model withstands changes in temperature and moisture; retains its high lustre, with not scratch easily and requires no polishing.

The 355 was Telechron's first star.  Someone got the bright idea of making a clock people could actually afford and it took off.  This the was most imitated Telechron ever; every electric clock company who was anybody had a cathedral-design.  The early ones had the bronze back a cord grommet and brass lugs for the rear screws fitted to the case (not shown).  Most came with the famously-ill-fitting bakelite back (that screwed right into the plastic case) and removable plug.  Later models had a painted, ivory dial but a proper, closed rear that showed the model number.

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