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General Electric Presents New Mantle-Type Clocks

From The American Horologist and Jeweler magazine, July, 1946

General Electric Presents New Mantle-Type Clocks


BRIDGEPORT, CONN.-The Rhapsody, the Maestro and the Concerto, three new General Electric mantle-type clocks, are now being shipped in limited quantities, R. O. Fickes, manager of the company's clock division, has announced.

Each of the three new models has a mahogany case, a quiet and efficient G-E mechanism and full Westminster chimes which strike each quarter hour.


The mantle chime clocks are self-starting and their precision motors are sealed in oil.

The Westminster chimes featured on the three models are classic and are said to be based on a theme from the opening of Handel's Symphony, "I know that my Redeemer liveth." The chimes were first fitted into the tower clock of the University Church, St. Mary's the Great, in Cambridge, England, and were later reproduced on a large scale in the Victoria Tower Clock of the House of Parliament. 


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