4H167 The Wickford
Brown wood CASE has antique finish top ornament
and light wood inlays. 4 1/2" metal DIAL has
white background with black Roman numerals. Metal BEZEL is finished
in gold color and the HANDS are lacquered deep blue. The MOVEMENT
contains the standard, self-starting synchronous Telechron motor, with
all the patented features that insure quiet, long life. Telechron
Clocks are approved by the Underwriters' Laboratories under the re-examination
CORD-6 ft. attached. HEIGHT 9 3/16"
WIDTH 7 3/4" DEPTH 4 5/8"
LIMITED QUANTITIES AVAILABLE - ORDERS SUBJECT TO PRIOR
model of the 6B15 sold without the strike
made by Black & Webster, Inc, Newton, Mass, brought about substantial
economies in the assembly of Telechron electric clock cases. The original
method entailed placing the front plate in a nest and assembling the gear
train and motor on the plate. The back plate was then screwed on by positioning
three screws and fastening them with a power screwdriver.
Now, the back plate is positioned and the nest slid under the Electropunch.
Once in position, the work automatically trips the punch and staking occurs
almost instantaneously. The time saving in fastening alone amounts to 600%,
because it previously took 9 sec to pick up, position, and fasten the three
screws. It now takes only 1.5 sec to slide the back plate as-sembly under
the punch and stake it...
the American Machinist 1953
trying to picture this in my head. Are they saying the started assembly
from the front plate? They would have had to flip it upside-down
at the end. 9 seconds to fasten the 3 screws???
No wonder you can sometimes see the evidence of the power screwdrivers
where they skipped off and left a swirly scar. I'm trying not
to picture the horrible injuries the staking machine caused workers trying
to make 1.5 seconds.