7H136 The Gay Hour
A sprightly and colorful alarm model in a marble-like
case of veined plastic. Light ivory dial, framed in a gold-colored
square bezel. Gold-colored hands. Price, Rose or Ivory, $5.95.
woo! Beautiful deco dial; one of my favorites. Very hard to
find one without cracks. I didn't even try. Mine has cracks
in three places and I'm okay with it.
rare to find any kind of date inside a Telechron or GE. I was particularly
excited to find this one (Sep 8 1941) which was the first real confirmation
I had that this was a pre-War model. (If you have a GE catalog from
1941, please email!) Also of note is the upside-down legend "Opalon
15". Monsanto made about 70,000 formulas of Opalon and this was their
Catalin knockoff. There's nothing compares to the look and feel of
polished Catalin. It's pleasure just to run your fingers across it
but the smell--well...