416 "Semi-Flush Telechron"
Case: Statuary Bronze; Dial: 12 inches
Time On Eleventh
They have "Tickless Time" on the Eleventh Floor these days. On the wall of Room 1140, the offices of the Warren Clock Co., there is a huge round dial like that of an ordinary clock. The hands move but there is no "tick, tock"!
It's a Telechron. It is run electrically. The master clock is located at the central power house and all other clocks are connected with it by wires.
The master clock is regulated so that its current gives exactly 60 pulsations a second. These pulsations are transmittted to the smaller clocks at exactly the same rate of speed. Consequently the Telechron keeps perfect time.
It never needs oiling, nor to be taken to the jeweler's for repairs. The only time it stops is when the current is cut off. Even then it is so nearly human that, when the current is again turned on, the hands set themselves at the correct time. All a Telechron owner has to do when he goes to bed at night is lock the door and put out the cat!
|From the Little Building News August 1924
It's possible this was a slave clock It would be about 75 years before we had a clock that actually reset itself automatically.