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    • Designer: Paul T. Frankl, American, born Austria, 1887-1958
    • Maker: Warren Telechron Company
    • Medium: Chrome-plated and enameled metal, glass, plastic
    • Place Manufactured: Ashland, Massachusetts, United States
    • Dates: late 1920s
    • Dimensions: 7 3/4 x 5 7/8 x 3 3/4 in. (19.7 x 14.9 x 9.5 cm)  (show scale)
    • Markings: On metal plate affixed to back: "REG. U.S. TELECHRON / ELECTRIC CLOCK / MOD. HH, SER. 393423 B / VOLTS 108 / 125 / CYC. 60, WATTS 2 ... [other technical information] ...PAT. OCT. 29, '18 / OCT. 3, 22 MAY 22, 23 / MAY 23, 24 / JULY 22, 24 / JULY 14, 25 / 1768386 / WITH INDICATORS MAR 23, 20 / JAN 25, 27 / WARREN TELECHRON CO., ASHLAND, MASS., U.S.A." On face of clock, printed in script: "Telechron"
    • Signature: no signature
    • Inscriptions: no inscriptions
    • Collections:Decorative Arts
    • Museum Location: This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    • Accession Number: 85.110
    • Credit Line: H. Randolph Lever Fund
    • Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
    • Caption: Paul T. Frankl (American, born Austria, 1887-1958). Clock, late 1920s. Chrome-plated and enameled metal, glass, plastic, 7 3/4 x 5 7/8 x 3 3/4 in. (19.7 x 14.9 x 9.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, H. Randolph Lever Fund, 85.110. Creative Commons-BY
    • Image: overall, 85.110_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
    • Catalogue Description: Rectangular clock face with radiating bands of alternating gold and gray. In center, circular clock face dial with blue bands and black numbers. Black and silver hands. Glass panel fits in front (probably not original). Side panels are enameled in black and blue triangles separated by chrome lines. Top of clock is chromed metal with diamond shape raised in surface. CONDITION: Clock face scratched and dirty, especially near base where glass slides in. Chromed metal on sides heavily corroded with dirt; intersection of enameled sides and chrome case encrusted with dirt. Edges of chrome case heavily corroded. Blue enamel triangles at sides crackled, proper left is chipped. Opening at back with control dials and plug is dirty and scratched. Back plastic plate has remains of sticky material near top (perhaps tape).
    • Record Completeness: Best (82%)
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