|GE Model AB7F52 "Morning Star"|
|This late 1930's GE model
AB7F52 was called the "Morning Star", no doubt a reference to
the decorative metal stars on the front. This name was meant to
put a positive spin on the unpleasant duty of an alarm clock.
This clock was available with a black Bakelite case, or a Plaskon case in white, light blue, or gray. The gray version had polished aluminum trim, while the other version had antique brass finished trim. The Morning Star cost $6.95 when new.
Unfortunately, the gray case shown here is all I have of this clock, and it is badly damaged. Someday, I may find the pieces to complete it.
This 1937 GE Dealer's catalog page shows a similar clock, the 7F52L, which had a different face, and luminous hands and numerals. Like many clocks of the day, they used paint which contained a tiny amount of radium and a phosphorous compound to produce light.