know my models, this would have been the 4A50 with
an F rotor in place of the auxiliary movement.
|Telechron Tidbit - Reset Signals
Those flags behind the dials of most Telechron and General Electric clocks are called reset signals. There were several styles but they all worked in the same principle. While the clock is energized, the magnetism of the field-coil attracts the flag and keeps it in the normal, dial color position. If power fails, the flag falls and shows red and if re-energized will not show the dial color again unless reset manually. In this way, the owner can know if there was power loss and know not to trust the time. The little ones, like the one on the left were reset either by pulling out the time set knob or (in later clocks) turning the clock upside down. The bigger ones were set by spinning the shaft by hand. You know, you haven't really suffered for this hobby until you've driven one of these (like the middle one) under your thumbnail to the hilt. Yowch!!