Question I have a GE electric table model alarm clock with a wood case.
Model 7H140; #N.P.315.
When was it made?
Answer The G.E. Co. Bought out the Warren Telechron Co. Sometime in the early 1930's. they soon changed the name from Telechron to General Electric. They continued the use of a red flag which appeared when the power failed. This flag is reset by pulling out the time set knob. The purpose of this flag was to warn the power had failed, hence the time would not be correct. This red flag was dropped sometime in the 1940s or1950s. Movements built during the 50s continued to use an approx. 1 and 3/4 motor. Later units were about 1/4 inches in diameter.
I have not seen any evidence that GE has built any analog clocks in the last 20 years, everything being digital today.
I can not think of any questions I cannot answer in regard to repairing antique clocks or radios. However, I am sure there are a few I have not heard and may not be able to answer. If I cannot, I will say so. I have been repairing them since I was a young child.
My experience includes repairing CooKoo clocks, Westminsters, BimBam, almost all antique clocks. I do a bit of repair on battery clocks where the value is sufficient to warrant working on them. I also repair antique (tube type) radios - all makes.
Organizations Indiana Historical Radio Society, Illinois Valley Antique Car Club, Military Vehicle Preservation Association
Education/Credentials BEE from Cleveland State University