Posted 4 years ago
Another Pennwood model 422 or "Arcturus" numechron that I just recently acquired. It was manufactured sometime in 1934 because of the numerals and the lack of a second wheel. Pennwood added the second wheel and stopped using these numerals early in 1936 and went with a more solid numeral like Lawson's. My previously posted Pennwood Model 422 had a plain escutcheon, this one has a rather ornate one that instead of opening to the side, it opens from the bottom to top, see second picture. Now I am perplexed about the escutcheons on both, which one is right, or did Pennwood manufacture the same clock with different escutcheons?
I have also seen this model 422 with the second wheel, different font on the numbers and a different escutcheon than both of these.
The case was made by Adler Royal and is pristine condition with just a few dings. It measures 4.75" in height, 4" in depth, and 8.5" long.
The movement is quiet, no growls, and keeps excellent time. The case for this clock was designed by Peter Muller-Munk.