Posted 5 years ago
The Model 700 "Electrolarm" was a popular model, and was produced in walnut (brown), ivory (white) and jade (green) cases. According to official Telechron sales documents, 27,013 brown Model 700 clocks were sold, while only 4012 white and green clocks combined were produced and sold by Telechron. This is one of the 4012 produced and sold, making it one of the rarer Telechron models. It was NOT designed by Paul Frankl it appeared in advertisement on a page next to one of the "Moderne" which stated that the "Moderne" was designed by Paul Frankl, The page with the "Electroalam" made no such statement.
The clock measures 7 5/8 inches x 6 inches x 3 5/8 inches. This clock originally sold for $25.00 in 1929-31, which is the equivalent of $354.48 in 2010 dollars.The movement, all hardware components and case of this clock have been carefully disassembled and ultrasonically cleaned. The rotor that powers all Telechron clocks has been disassembled, cleaned, refurbished and refilled with long-life synthetic oil. The rotor runs accurately and silently. It's basically a brand new clock. The MAZDA bulb still works as does the alarm.
The original cord has been replaced, and some of the silvering has worn from the clock's glass cover. It is missing one piece of gold trim in the center on the right hand side.