7H122L The Informer
Superbly mounted in a gleaming, gold-colored metal case, here is an alarm clock of rare beauty. The dial is silver-colored in a smooth satin finish, with a smart raised numeral band that's square in shape and bronze in color. Luminous numerals, and hour and minute hands. Width, 5 3/4 inches. Height, 5 1/8 inches. Depth, 2 3/4 inches. Price, $8.95.
version of the New Ballard.
I talked about how the quality of the Wartime clocks didn't suffer and
that's largely true but here is one victim of the brass shortage.
Not sure what it's made of but I think all the yellow on it is tinted lacquer.
If this lacquer wears off, the results can
be awful. The movement is mostly steel. The inner screws are
blued steel but the outside screws are copper which is new.
None of that is terrible but I think all the movement covers were made
of some low quality brass because every one I've seen is cracked.
|You can't fix cracks to the movement cover really but I had to do something. In this case they were so bad it wasn't round anymore and you could see inside. I got the case back into a circle with a big hose clamp and used Tix Flux to make the repairs. Tix is awesome stuff but it costs a fortune. I guess I needed to use Bondo on the OUTside if I wanted to really make this right.