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Offline JimH

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GE Clocks in Telephone Colors
« on: December 06, 2013, 12:56:54 AM »
I thought this was interesting. Looks like GE was trying to jump on the Princess phone bandwagon, offering clocks with lighted dials in "telephone" colors!

Jim

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Re: GE Clocks in Telephone Colors
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2013, 02:32:38 AM »
Great ad!

"It's little, It's lovely, It lights."  The phone, too.

I hope thay also added aqua!

We know the phone is a 701, so it dates to the very early 1960s.  Too bad they didn't show it at the bottom off hook with the dial lit.
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Re: GE Clocks in Telephone Colors
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2013, 03:39:35 AM »
Very nice! You get more than time from a general electric clock.

It's radio active, isn't it?  ;)
Groeten,

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Re: GE Clocks in Telephone Colors
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2013, 11:50:03 AM »
"C'est pas une restauration, c'est une rénovation."--François Martin.

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Re: GE Clocks in Telephone Colors
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2013, 12:57:20 PM »
Those clocks were made in the 1960s.  That model is not radioactive.  Many clocks has dials and hands painted with Radium paint to make them glow, but this clock model has an internal electric light.  For those of us who collect Telechron/GE clocks, the models made from 1960 onward are generally not of much interest as the quality of materials and construction declined significantly at that point.  It might be fun to have a matching phone/clock collection though.

Larry

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Re: GE Clocks in Telephone Colors
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2013, 01:09:30 PM »
  It might be fun to have a matching phone/clock collection though.
Larry

I was thinking the same thing, Larry.  Just what I need----to start dragging home clocks!

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Re: GE Clocks in Telephone Colors
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2013, 02:44:06 PM »
  It might be fun to have a matching phone/clock collection though.
Larry

I was thinking the same thing, Larry.  Just what I need----to start dragging home clocks!

Don't worry, we will make sure that that doesn't happen...Oops, it may be a bit late already.

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Re: GE Clocks in Telephone Colors
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2013, 03:45:19 PM »
Those clocks were made in the 1960s.  That model is not radioactive.  Many clocks has dials and hands painted with Radium paint to make them glow, but this clock model has an internal electric light.  For those of us who collect Telechron/GE clocks, the models made from 1960 onward are generally not of much interest as the quality of materials and construction declined significantly at that point.  It might be fun to have a matching phone/clock collection though.

Larry


I collected some clocks & watches over the years too Larry but sold since longtime , I kept my old automatic 1955 Bulova and i have it since 15 years and runs great. ;)
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Offline Russ Kirk

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Re: GE Clocks in Telephone Colors
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2013, 04:22:09 PM »
  It might be fun to have a matching phone/clock collection though.
Larry

I was thinking the same thing, Larry.  Just what I need----to start dragging home clocks!

Don't worry, we will make sure that that doesn't happen...Oops, it may be a bit late already.

Larry
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Re: GE Clocks in Telephone Colors
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2013, 07:25:43 PM »
Larry has a beautiful collection of Telechron clocks (and others).  Of those Larry, have you run across any of these GE's in color...with the light?