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Posted 3 years ago

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Chadakoin
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This streamlined beauty, the "Imperial," was introduced ca. 1938 and produced through the mid 1950s, with a pause during World War II. It was available in brown Bakelite with white Tenite fins, white Plaskon with red fins, and black Bakelite with either white or red Tenite fins. Apparently the pre-war model was also available with clear Lucite fins, but I've never seen one. This particular clock is quite rare, in that a. all three fins are intact, b. they're red, not the much more common white, and c. it's a pre-war model with the older style numerals and "The Pennwood Co." embossed on the back time-set access hatch -- pre "Pennwood-Numechron." (I've seen this model called the "Century" as well. Haven't found the definitive reference yet...)

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  1. ChePibe ChePibe, 3 years ago
    I love it!....This model is really beautiful...
  2. Bruce99 Bruce99, 3 years ago
    This is so cool! It looks like something out of the Jetsons way before their time.
  3. mikielikesigns2 mikielikesigns2, 3 years ago
    anouther art deco masterpiece!!!
  4. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 2 years ago
    I missed seeing this one as it was before I joined. The best one I have ever seen, I would want to buy it in a second if one ever came up here. I take it that this is electrified and about 4 or 5 inches tall.
  5. Chadakoin Chadakoin, 2 years ago
    Thanks, Phil. Yes, it's electrically powered - Hansen motor I think. Base measures about 4 1/2" x 10" and it's 4 1/2" tall.
  6. antiquerose antiquerose, 8 months ago
    A Beaut !!!

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