Posted 4 years ago
This numechron was purchased for parts, but with a little tinkering, cleaning, and oil it is working. This model has a lever to prime the clock you just flick the lever, a few times and indicates that it is an early numechron. Pennwood replaced the priming lever with a priming knob later on. It has an open rotor that made it easy to clean, and oil. The patent on the decal on the back indicates it was manufactured prior to 1935, and the second wheel is black, the red numbered second wheel began appearing in 1940. This is one of the earliest Pennwood clocks.The Bakelite is in great condition without major scratches, cracks, or nicks. The cord had been replaced when I got it, with a fiber wrapped cord which is what it would have had on it originally. It is quiet and keeps excellent time. It is 7 1/8 inches in length, 4 1/8 inches in height, and 3 3/4 inches in depth.
This model was also manufactured in a white marbleized Bakelite. This clock I found out via NAWCC was designed by Peter Muller-Monk.
Thanks Chadokoin for the informative update.