Revere Telechron Vintage Westminster Chime Clock Excellent Mothers Day
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Revere Telechron Vintage Westminster Chime Clock Excellent Mothers Day :
An amazingly well preserved Revere Westminster Chime clock which is dated by the movement's serial number (299321) to 1935 - 1939. The model number 1204 is stamped on the bottom of this clock as is the case on many of the Revere clocks.I have never seen this Revere clock and I am unable to find any mention of a "model 1204" from the usual internet authorities on Revere clocks.Could this be a rare or special sale model not in the yearly sales brochures? The basic size and layout of the cabinet resembles a model 1208 and maybe the 1207 but does not resemble the 1206 or the 1202 at all. The cabinet is a beautiful and bright mahogany with a bird's eye maple burl overlay across the front and down the sides. It measures 17 x 8 x 4.5 inches. The fit and finish of the trim work is very precise. The clock has a five inch almond/off white dial with black raised numerals and a brass bezel. The clock hands are black and the second hand is brass. The clock face is near perfect with a few specks under the glass and the wood cabinet is in near-mint/perfect condition. This clock looks brand new except for the patina of the brass bezel. This comes from a smoke free home and has been cleaned, oiled and tested and keeps perfect time, and the chimes work just as expected. The motor is very quiet also. The cord has been replaced with a new replica style cord set. The clock will be carefully packaged and shipped with insurance covering this item and the shipping charges. Free shipping now until Mothers Day.
I mentioned above “internet authorities on Revere clocks” and shortly after listing this clock I heard from one of them who has quite an impressive professional resume. His information follows in part.
Interesting piece. Here is a tidbit of information. Walter Herschede owned both the Herschede Clock Company and the Revere Clock Company. Typically, Revere clocks would be identified by a 3-digit stamp on the bottom of the clock. Herschede clocks would carry a 4-digit stamp, and the numbers would start with either a "2", "3" or "6". Each number would represent the type of clock being made. There were several models of Revere clocks made that carried a 4-digit stamp. Ironically, all of the ones I have seen start with the number "1" (like your 1204) and were made from 1930 to about 1941. Reason being is because Herschede produced twins in both lines. Or, they produced a Herschede clock that was NEARLY identical to the Revere. the fact they used the same, exact movement, and the overall quality of the clocks was identical.