photo courtesy Telechrony

CH399

The model number should have precluded the 3H99 but we can assume no one remembered this clock once the War was over.   It was the last "campaign model" clock Telechron produced. The movement is from the Usher (a campaign clock from five years prior) fitted to goodness knows what kind of Textileather-wrapped wood case.  We do have a date for it:  Summer 1942.  That makes it the very last Telechron model seen until the Dispatcher in 1945.  I was stumped by the hands for far too long but I finally opened my eyes.  Not set at 8:18, they're at 12:55 showing the V-for Victory sign!

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Actual phony image based on best-guess speculation of what Father T. would look like holding the CH399.
From Advertising Age April 1942.  Note the stacks of Cafés in the background.