Clocks by Warren Clock Company (1912 - 1926)

Early Warren Clock Company Auxiliary Clock

This clock has an "auxiliary" movement which keeps it approximately on time if the electricity fails.

Early Warren Clock Co. auxiliary in 11" square walnut case
11 inch square walnut case 4 1/8 inches deep. The paper dial has a 6 1/2 inch time track
Dial showing Warren Clock Co. name
The dial does not have the Telechron trademark
Auxiliary movement showing winding key and type A motor
The auxiliary movement. When the electricity fails, the windup movement between the brass plates starts ticking and the clock stays approximately on time. The vertical rod on the left is the pendulum. During normal operation, the pendulum is attracted to the armature and cannot oscillate. When the electric power fails, the pendulum starts swinging. The key at the lower right of the brass movement is used to wind the mainspring. This clock has the "type A" synchronous motor, made from 1916 to about 1920. This was Warren's first production clock motor.
Nameplate serial number 2165 for type A motor.
Motor nameplate. Serial number 2165. No patent dates!
Label inside the back door. No patent dates, just Patents Pending
Label inside the back door. No patent dates, just "Patents Pending"

Comments on above clock:

Since it does not have the name "Telechron" on the dial it must have been made in December 1919 or earlier./p>

Since it has no motor patents, just "Patent Pending" it must have been made about November 1918 or earlier. If it were later, the name plate would have the October 29, 1918 patent on it.

Early Telechron Table Clock

Early Telechron table clock Dial of early Telechron table clock Movement of early Telechron table clock Close-up of movement of early table clock, showing the patent dates in a shield
The shield has patent dates of Oct. 29, 1918 and March 23, 1920. The motor nameplate is later and has serial number 34,498 and patent dates Oct. 29, 1918 and Oct. 3, 1922. Courtesy Richard C. Tjarks.

Warren Clock Company Tambour ca. 1924

Warren Clock Company Tambour ca. 1924
Nameplate  serial number 56967 of Warren Clock Company Tambour ca. 1924
Nameplate with serial number 56,967. Courtesy Richard C. Tjarks.
Dial of Warren Clock Company Tambour ca. 1924
Movement of Warren Clock Company Tambour ca. 1924

Auxiliary Wall Clock, 12 inch dial and 16 inch case

This is a transition clock in that the dial "Warren Clock Co.", while the motor nameplate says "Warren Telechron Co." Thus the clock dates to around 1926, the year the company's name was changed. Courtesy Richard C. Tjarks.

Warren Clock Co. auxiliary wall clock in 16 inch square case
Movement of auxiliary wall clock
Warren Telechron nameplate with serial number 59430.
Nameplate with serial number 59,430
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