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.
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+.
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.