This model was sold by both General Electric and Telechron.  557  "The Lynnwood"

CASE, MAHOGANY AND SATINWOOD FINISH, SPANISH HIGH-LIGHTED  4 1/2" GOLD FINISH DIAL,  HEIGHT 7 7/16",  WIDTH 16 7/8",  DEPTH 4 1/2$23.00

THE "Lynnwood" is a very pleasing tambour and a very smart addition to the Telechron clock line.  The sweeping lines of this clock are complimented by its simplicity.  The carving along the lower edge is typically Sheraton.  Sheraton was a believer in ornamentation and carried out his ideas in inlay and carving, the latter characteristic being one step further than Hepplewhite who confined himself largely to inlay.  The body of the case is mahogany while the front is of veneered satin-wood.  The dial is silver with large, easily-read, Arabic numerals.

Very pretty.  This model was probably named after Lynn, Mass.  If you're from Massachusetts and someone mentions Lynn, you're obligated to say: "Lynn, Lynn the city of sin.*"  Neither of you will think it's very funny--it just establishes you as a Bay Stater.
 
 
 
back to the Dawn of Decoto the 558 Geneva

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sorry about that little digression from clocks.  Here, read this poem...

A Timely Blessing

I used to go to bed at night
And then get up again
To tumble round in sleepy plight
And wind our ancient Ben.

But now, when downy bed I've sought
I rest and sleep till dawn,
'Cause wifey went to town and bought
A "Warren Telechron".
                            By -- Gladys Knowlton
                                            (ca. 1929)
 
 
 

 

Slightly shabby G.E. Lynnwood residing at O'Connor's Restaurant in Boylston, MA. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

*....some will continue: "You never go out the way you went in."
...and fewer: "You ask for water, they give you gin."