331  "The Plymouth"

A small tambour Telechron with good looks that match its unequaled accuracy.  Mahogany case.  A silver finish dial 3 1/2" in diameter.

A solid block of mahogany. They don't make 'em like that anymore.  Come to think of it, they never made 'em like that!  I know I should have gone for the "Spanish highlighted" look but I couldn't do it.  The wood is gorgeous just the way it is, earning it a place right on top of my dresser.
 
 

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The finish doesn't look nearly as bad in real life as it does in this pic but I tried to capture the alligatored finish.  This guy might be old enough to have a shellac, rather than a lacquer finish.  The absence of a removable rear plug is another clue that this is an old piece.

 
 

 
  

THE electric clock <above>, is a marvelous modern invention, for by simply plugging the cord into any alternating current electric-light socket and setting the clock you will be furnished with accurate Washington time without giving it further attention. I am told that this is accomplished by the fact that there is, inside the clock, a tiny motor, which is built to run at a speed of 3600 revolutions a minute, and this speed is fixed by the regulated pulsations of the alternating current in districts where the central power station is using the master clock, made by the same company, to regulate its frequency. The clock shown is of solid mahogany, with an etched silver dial, and a gold sweep second-hand which makes a complete circuit of the dial once each minute. What could be better for a Christmas present to the house than this fascinating timekeeper? And the price is only $19.00. There are many other models from which you may choose, and it is said the cost of maintaining one of these clocks is less than ten cents a month. WARREN TELACHRON (sic)  COMPANY 
House Beautiful introducing electric time and Telechron (well, nearly) to its readers by showing them the 331.  (1926)