7H141  The Airlux

"Airlux" clock is in an almost square case of crystal clear optical plastic and has a bell alarm. Clock is 5 1/2 in. high by 6 1/2 in. wide by 2 7/8 in. deep with a 3 1/2 in. cream metal dial. Gold color metal numeral band is etched and filled. The characters being Roman numerals and the hands and feet are also gold color.  Six foot cord is attached.  Movement contains the standard self-starting synchronous Telechron motor.

We have here the same hands and numeral ring from the 4F65 mounted in a rectangle.  What was the appeal?  Was it the little, brass feet?  The plexiglass version is more common than the mahogany but owing to the solid nature of these cases, they're both very common.  The mahogany on the wooden model was stained so dark, they could have hidden any wood under there (hmmmm.....)  There's more wood grain showing on the lithographed dial than anywhere else.  No luminous numbers, no light and no style.  I give it a C+.
 
back to Post-War Magicto the 7HX146

Telechron, Inc., has put its fifty-
millionth unit into use. No. 50,000,000
was a tiny, 1 flea-power clockworks, and
went into an Air-Lux, one of the com-
pany’s most popular electric clocks. Tele-
chron motor No. 1, invented by Henry
Ellis Warren, fathered the electric clock
business and stimulated improved electric
power service. Half the dollars Americans
spend for clocks now go for electrics.

--1950