2H13  The Patron

A Telechron Kitchen Clock at a new low price!

Metal case is lacquered in Ivory, Green, Red or White colors.  The 4 1/2" metal DIAL has a white center, light ivory numeral band and black characters.  The BEZEL will have a sprayed lacquer finish and the HANDS are blue lacquered metal.   $2.95

It's Father Telechron!
back to the War Yearsto the 2H14 Pantry

Here's a nice blue one.

The Clock of Steel!

There's THREE interesting things in the picture above of a 1942 Patron.  First, you've got a new color; blue.  Second, you've got the bezel painted the same color as the case.  Lastly, you have the re-introduction of a braided rayon power cord. (G.E. insisted on rubber cords years earlier but Telechron was using them by 1940.)  Beauty!  Nearly every part of this Patron was made of steel.  The plates were steel already, you say?  Yeah but these weren't nickeled (and pretty rusty before I cleaned them up).  OK, so the sweep shaft was always steel but how about the set knob and the screw posts?  The bezel is steel too and I think they stuck some extra steel under the floorboards.

It probably seemed like this to the thousands of factories put to work in the defense business.