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Moritz M. Gottlieb "Teleometer", 1942-55?

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Posted 5 years ago


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Not much is known about this Telometer, the movement (see fourth picture) seems to be based on a 1942 patent by F. A. Greenawalt who also developed the patent digital movements for Lawson and Pennwood clocks. Searching on the internet for information about this clock was futile.

Instead of using cylinders to display the time, this clock uses disks. It measures 5. 5 inches in height, 9 13/16 inches in width, and 2.75 inches in depth. It has a new fiber wrapped cord and a new plug. It runs accurately and quietly. It has 955 embossed in the wood on the bottom of the clock.

Classified as an Art Deco clock, to me it is more Mid-Century Modern than Art Deco. It is a great clock and I am happy to have it in my collection. However it rides a fine line between Art Deco and Mid Century Modern design movements.

The coolest thing about this clock is that the hour and minute disks go in different directions when the time changes. The minute hand goes down, the middle and hour disks go up when the hour changes.


  1. ipomike, 4 years ago
    my teleometer with same case is insiced "638"
  2. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago

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