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Art Deco Jadite Wall Clock. Telechron Buffet. Vintage 1930's.

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  • Vintage item from the 1930s
  • Materials: plastic, metal, electrical parts
  • Only ships within United States.
  • Feedback: 448 reviews
  • Favorited by: 148 people

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  • Vintage item from the 1930s
  • Materials: plastic, metal, electrical parts
  • Only ships within United States.
  • Favorited by: 148 people

This shop accepts Etsy gift cards

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This wonderful wall clock was made by the Warren Telechron Co. of Ashland, MA in the 1930's or early 1940's. This is model 2H07 and is called the Buffet. It was made in a few different colors and this one is the very desirable jadite green. The case, including the black back, is made of an early plastic. The trim around the face appears to be chrome. This clock has the old metal “split-feather” sweep-second hand which indicates an early version of this model.

The case has two cracks – one on the side and one on the bottom. The crack on the side has been repaired, and just look at how it was done – with four little metal rivets! I find this extremely charming and not a “negative.” Things were carefully and lovingly repaired back in those days – long before the “throw-away” society of today. The crack on the bottom has not been repaired but really isn’t very noticeable. The knob on the bottom is missing, but you can still change the time. Just pull down on the little metal thingie and turn it.

This clock was serviced by a clock repair shop in November 1995. There's a “Michael’s Time” label on the back with a handwritten date. I assume that’s when the cord and plug were replaced and they are in great condition. The cord is a nice long one – approximately 9 feet. This clock was found in a cabinet, so I don’t know for how long it was run after 1995, if at all.

This clock measures approximately 6-5/8 high, 6-1/2 wide, and 2-1/4 deep. It is very clean with no grime or paint splatters. It runs smoothly and quietly but it is running slow. That may be because it hasn’t been run in many years. It may need to be serviced again. I’ve seen this jadite clock in excellent condition sell for $100 to $150, so I have priced this clock that has a few flaws accordingly. Sold as found (though I did clean the exterior).

A very cool retro clock for your kitchen, bathroom, or anywhere! Especially nice if you are a collector of jadite/jadeite glass.

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