7H91 The Telalarm
CASE is of ivory colored plastic. DIAL — 3 1/2" square metal with tan background and luminous numerals on a brown numeral band. Metal BEZEL is tan color. HANDS are luminous painted. The MOVEMENT contains the standard, self-starting synchronous Telechron motor, with all the patented features that insure quiet, long life. Telechron Clocks are approved by the Under-writers' Laboratories under the re-examination service. CORD-6 ft. attached. HEIGHT 4 1/4" WIDTH 5 3/16" DEPTH 3"
clock entered production July, 1945-- a month before V-J Day. I'm
not sure if I've ever seen the dial in the publicity photo below; "TELALARM"
along with the pre-War, radial numerals. The post-War 7H91's case
was made of Lustron way out West
at G-E Plastics in Pittsfield where they reportedly dumped their waste
into the Housatonic River. Well, the building is gone and Lustron
is gone but we still have some Telalarms (and I think the Housatonic
is still out there).
(my Telalarm above; a $2 grab!)