#1 War Alarm
you literally could not go into a store and buy a new alarm clock.
Those who didn't live next door to a rooster had a pretty fair excuse for
being late to work. To pre-empt an epidemic of tardiness that might
hurt the War effort, the War Production Board authorized clockmakers to
produce special "war alarms". For the War Alarm #1, Telechron
combined the case (the rear case was reworked), hands and dial from the
and the movement and alarm dial from the Reporter
to create a great, simple, little alarm clock. No bell, luminous
numbers or light but full of Telechron dependability. Later that
same year, with the War on its last legs (The
Battle of the Bulge, Iwo
Jima or Okinawa
notwithstanding), Telechron got the OK to begin making consumer clocks
again. The War Alarm became Dispatcher and, along with Telalarm,
Telechron was back in the clock business even before the end of hostilities.