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Posted 4 years ago

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Chadakoin
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The Model 100 “Chieftan” cyclometer clock was introduced by the Pennwood Numechron Co. of Pittsburg, PA in 1938. It was marketed with only minor changes until 1972 – maybe the longest production run in clock making history! This black Bakelite example has a September 1954 date stamp on the base. It stands about 3 3/4" H x 7 ½” W x 4” D.

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  1. Julie Brown, 4 years ago
    I recieved one of your clocks for Christmas that was found at an estate sale in St George, Utah. It also has a label on the front that reads "Coke is Coca Cola" Im a Coca Cola Collector and was wondering if you could tell me more about it. I cannot find it in anything Coca Cola. Thank you for your time, I appreciate it..... Sincerely, Julie Brown
  2. Chadakoin Chadakoin, 4 years ago
    Julie,

    You find Chieftans with company names, slogans, etc. lithographed or embossed onto the celluloid lens fairly commonly. I assume companies would buy them in quantity to give away as corporate gifts, marketing items, premiums, and so on, but I really don’t know if this was an ‘enhancement’ that Pennwood-Numechron did at the factory, if they were sold to a supplier who would do the custom work to order, or if the companies would buy a bunch and have the names/slogans added themselves. My guess would be the second case, most likely. I don’t recall ever seeing another with Coca Cola on it. Could have been ordered by a local/regional distributor or some unit w/in this huge corp. and not produced in large numbers….? I would doubt that they were ever marketed to the public.
  3. force311999, 4 years ago
    the case like this one was made till 1974 on the 24 hr ham radio model

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