Telechron Model 4B151 "Shoreham"
|The Telechron model 4B151
was known as the "Shoreham", and was produced just before the US entry
into WW-II. The case is a heavy block of white onyx, measuring
about 6 by 7 1/2 by 1 1/2 inches, with inlaid strips of a darker
mineral. The face was borrowed from the
Luxor, and the brass
bezel with cutouts around the numerals was seen on a number of models,
one of which was the
Casino. A thin sheet of white plastic material is located
behind the bezel.
The Shoreham was one of three models (including the 4B153 "Barclay" and 4B155 "Hampshire") that featured Art-deco onyx cases. They were all quite expensive, costing from $22.50 to $27.50, and were produced in very limited numbers. About 800 of the Shoreham were sold, so it is quite a difficult clock to find today.
This clock was designed by Leo Ivan Bruce, and was issued a design patent D124,831 on 1/28/41.