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Starts Victory Time Campaign

From The American Horologist and Jeweler magazine, April, 1942

Starts Victory Time Campaign


Starting a nation-wide movement to set all display clocks in retail stores to the "V for Victory" time, 12:55, instead of placing the hands at 8: 18, a time seen frequently on the faces of docks, attractive Irene Ryan contrasts the new with the old at the Wayren Telechron plant, Ashland, Massachusetts, where from now on all clocks shipped will be set to V time. 


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