Telechron Model "AL" Clock
|This beautiful Art Deco
model "AL" Telechron alarm clock was produced for a few months in 1933
and cost $4.95 when new. It was a "special campaign" model, that
is, a non-catalog item that was produced for a limited time as part of a
This was the first Telechron Catalin clock, and it may well be the first from any manufacturer. It predates the first Catalin radios by about 3 years. It was originally an ivory color but, as is normal with Catalin, has aged to a rich butterscotch color. It was also available in black. The base was made from a thin sheet of brass, stamped into the shape seen here, and reinforced with a piece of plywood.