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Alarm Clocks

From The American Horologist magazine, July, 1944

Alarm Clocks

The clock making industry, which has been almost entirely out of civilian production during the war period, will be represented by six men, whose appointment to the Clock Manufacturers' Industry Advisory Committee to the Office of Price Administration was announced today by the agency.

OPA said that the clock manufacturers have been doing an outstanding war production job, turning most of their facilities to making' precision instruments and other war materials for the Army and Navy. Only nonwar production was small quantities of "war" alarm clocks. 

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