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    Posted 11 years ago

    Chadakoin
    (73 items)

    The General Electric 7F56 'Vedette' electric alarm clock was patented in 1935 by noted Telechron/G.E. designer Raymond E. Patten. Streamline stlying with a Bakelite case and polished aluminum bezel and trim band.

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    1. Bootson Bootson, 11 years ago
      Really nice looking Deco clock. It never fails to impress me, how artful photos can take a nice object and make it "stellar". Showing the patten drawings ads even more interest to your post.
      I took a look at the rest of your posts and must say its nice to see what someone can do when they have a focus. I on the other hand may have too many.
    2. Chadakoin Chadakoin, 11 years ago
      Thanks for the compliments, Bootson! Re 'focus' - this is mostly what I do when I should be focusing on other things....

      I try to present my collection as appealingly as I can because I think many of these Deco-Moderne era designs/designers are pretty amazing and deserve a lot more attention than they typically get. If I can catch someone’s notice with a sharp photo, then maybe I’ve done my bit.
    3. Dwight patten, 10 years ago
      My grandfather ray patten designed this clock and Im looking to get one for my collection. Do you know where I can find one?
    4. Chadakoin Chadakoin, 10 years ago
      Dwight,
      It's a pleasure to 'meet' you. Your grandfather has long been a favorite designer of mine, and I'm proud to own a number of the clocks he was responsible for at G.E. The 'Vedette' is pretty hard to come by. I saw a Utility Timer version of the clock sell on eBay earlier this year for well over $100. That was the first in maybe 2 years. Your best bet may be to try the Telechron.net Forum - many folks with extensive collections/contacts there. Mention your family connection.... You could also try VintageClocks4U.com They seem to get a steady flow of rare GE/Telechron clocks and also have a search service. Good luck! Dana
    5. Dwight Patten, 10 years ago
      Thanks for the info. Chadakoin.
      I will look into those sites. So far I have only the Gazelle toaster, coffee service and a bunch of old photos. I'm also looking for some of the trains he designed. Drawings of course :-) Could not fit the real one on my living room.

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