Posted 4 years ago
This is an early Pennwood Numechron, Model #305. The case is wooden, probably Oak with inlays and mouldings. I have only been able to find one Pennwood Numechron similar to it and it is in the National Watch and Clock Museum, the only difference is the case. Both clocks have the same numerals.
The electric motor in this clock still runs, the electrical cord has been replaced, but where it ties into the motor you can see part of the old fiber wrapped cord. There is one cog or gear that needs replacing, it is missing teeth in about three places and locks up the clock when running. A metal Pennwood tag is on the back of the case and on the bottom of the case is a tag from the Addler-Royal Cabinet company. I am in the process of restoring this little oddity and can't wait to get it running.
Prior to this one I have only seen metal and Bakelite Pennwood Numechrons. According to the Patent, Frederick A Greenwalt was the inventor, he filed the patent on 3/10/1933, and received the patent on 2/12/1935. Thanks Chadakoin for the information.
Just recently added the escutcheon for this numechron, when I bought it the escutcheon was missing. Now the clock is complete.