American Electric Telephone Company Short-Drop Regulator Clock, marked "Office" Model made by The Sessions Clock Co. Circa 1910 !!! Solid Oak Case has a Great old patina, and possibly an old refinished. Top Glass is wavy with an Original bottom Glass Tablet being reverse painted Gold Bulls eyes inside a black background.
This advertising Clock was most likely used in a "Telephone Sales Distribution & Service Office" whereas businesses that wanted to install the newfangled novelties into their own stores and hotels could select from multiple Brands.
Condition : Excellent working & running condition. Has just been Overhauled & Serviced with 3 New Bushings installed on 4-04-16.
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Shipping : Will ship out first business day following a Sunday, since it is currently "On Display" in a Sundays Only Antique Mall. Or can picked up in-person at the Antique Mall on a Sunday in Adamstown,Pa.
American Electric Telephone Company History Notes : American Electric Telephone Company was founded in 1894 in Indiana by P.C. Burns, moved to Chicago, and was later acquired by Automatic Electric. A typical American Electric single box style wood wall phone. They were made of quarter-sawed oak. The phones were well marked with a shield shaped metal tag on the door that reads: "American Electric Telephone Co. Makers Chicago". The lightening arrestor is correct and very unusual. The bells were brass. The receiver were also marked American Electric Co. The transmitter were also were marked : "American Electric Co. Chicago". The transmitter arms had a shield shaped base. There were paper guaranty & wiring diagrams on the backs of the wood doors, inside the cabinet. The phones had a 5-bar unmarked magneto. The phone rang when hand cranked. A loop in the switch hook is also shield shaped. They used two dry cell batteries when in service.
Clock Measures : 19 inches High, 12 inches Wide, and 4 1/4 inches in depth from the back to the front glass.
Weight : 4 Pounds and 15.0 Ounces.