Jefferson Golden Hour Mystery Clock. Mid-Century Modern / Retro (1950s). Fully Restored to Accurate Running Condition and Excellent Appearance. Our Lowest Price Yet, Limited Inventory-Don’t Wait. This clock has been fully inspected, repaired, and restored to a nearly’new’ appearance and accurate operation in my small home-based, veteran-owned shop in the Berkshire Mountains of Western Massachusetts. This is an authentic Jefferson Golden Hour Mystery clock. These clocks were manufactured starting in the 1950s through 1991. Most of the clocks we sell were manufactured at the peak of their popularity during the 1950s. If the date of manufacture is known, I will provide it with the clock. These clocks were manufactured by the Jefferson Electric Company of Bellwood, Illinois. The company was named in honor of U. President Thomas Jefferson who was a prolific inventor and scientist. These clocks are based on the original designs of Leendert Prins of the Netherlands that were patented in the 1940s. The clocks are named Mystery Clocks because of the clever engineering that makes the clock hands appear to float unsupported inside the chapter ring displaying the hours. The hands and a small gear drive are attached to a glass face-plate that is turned by the internal motor. There are a number of other clocks in the mystery clock family. There are the Golden Minute, Exciting Hour, Golden Helm as well as the Golden Hour, which was produced in large numbers. Other Jefferson clocks include, the Golden Secret and the Suspense mystery clock which utilize a different drive mechanism. A few others such as the Golden View clock are very rare and primarily seen in museum collections. Each Jefferson we offer for sale has been thoroughly inspected, repaired (or damage noted if not), and polished to carefully restore the timepiece to as close to new appearance as possible. Some of these clocks are over 60-years old and may have some minor imperfections to the exterior finish. Our restoration process minimizes the unsightly appearance of these imperfections as much as possible. Mechanically, these clocks have been restored to a factory-like condition and also contain some improvements that we have developed to address problem areas seen during our repairs. The “Golden” in the name of these clocks is from the actual electroplated 24-karat brushed-gold exterior finish. Some of the damage to the finish we see here is due to previous owners incorrectly believing the surface was brass and used brass cleaners to polish the clock. Brass cleaners contain abrasives that will rub the gold finish off and expose the nickel surface below it. We caution new owners to. Attempt to polish their clock with any type of metal cleaner to avoid damage to the gold surface. A light dusting or a wipe down with a very slightly dampened clean cloth is the only recommended cleaning for the gold plated finish. The glass face-plate is also treated to minimize fingerprints and should only be cleaned with a very lightly dampened cloth or paper towel as well. Owners are cautioned to. Attempt to lubricate these clocks. Their design precludes the need for any lubrication and the use of it will cause serious damage to the clock. Many clocks arriving here at our shop for repairs have been lubricated by well-meaning owners that has caused catastrophic damage to the device. Note: I can replace the standard 110 v AC motor with a 220v AC configuration for an additional charge. There are some adjustments that can be made by the owner that may avoid the need to return the clock to our shop. These clocks are a fascinating example of historic American horological engineering and artistry that makes them an excellent conversation piece in your home or office or perhaps as an unusual gift for that perfect occasion. Note: We can finish the color of the lines on the hands, numbers, and pips in either black or white. There are some photos provided with this listing that show a clock with the white painting on it. Diameter of the clock face is 7 1/2. Overall height is 9 1/2. The base unit is – 6″ wide x 4 1/2″ deep x 2 high. Has always been our goal and we are committed to ensuring this standard is continued. We also provide complete repair services for the Golden Hour and Exciting Hour clock and limited service to the Golden Minute and Golden Helm clocks. Service is limited due to the availability of parts for these less common clocks. Service packages for existing Jefferson clock owners are available on a separate listing. The item “Jefferson Mystery Clock Beautifully Restored and Rebuilt- Best Price Yet” is in sale since Thursday, September 3, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Clocks\Vintage (1930-69)\Shelf, Mantel”. The seller is “whi5015″ and is located in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. 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- Featured Refinements: Vintage Mystery Clock
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Brand: Jefferson
- Time Period Manufactured: Vintage (1930-69)