7H109  The Flotilla

A bell type alarm in a ship's wheel case!  CASE is of Black oxidized metal with six gold color wheel spokes, gold color metal back and easel foot-rest.  3 1/4" cream-white metal DIAL has blue numerals and gold color stars.  Metal HANDS are lacquered blue.  BEZEL is of gold color metal.  The MOVEMENT contains the standard, self-starting Telechron motor, with all the patented features that insure quiet, long life.  Telechron Clocks are approved by the Underwriters' Laboratories under the re-examination service, and are supplied with 6 ft. all-rubber cords.  HEIGHT 6 3/4" WIDTH 7 1/2" DEPTH 3 1/2$6.95

Alarm version of the Resolute.  Although you might go years and years without seeing one in anything but all-brass they began and ended looking quite different.  Initially, the case was made of "Black oxidized metal" and I'm not even sure what that meant but we have a b&w catalog shot up there as a guide.  They might have been mistaken for heavily corroded brass and passed over by collectors.  In June, 1942, Flotillas were sold with a bakelite case like the Annapolis with a lot of steel parts to save brass.  (See pics at bottom.)
 
 
Production of this model was suspended due to the War and never resumed.
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Very rare 1942 version of the Flotilla with ivory case and lots of steel parts inside.   Note there's no hole in the case to accept the star ornament that decorates the Annapolis.  Only General Electric clocks ever wore those little brass stars.  This piece also has a (painted) steel inner bezel, and some steel gears.