Thursday, 22 April 2010
Tuesday, 13 April 2010
I attended a Microsoft product launch today (Visual Studio 2010) in the Vue Cinema in Fulham Broadway Shopping Centre. During the lunch break I went for a walk around Fulham and Chelsea and spotted the following clocks:
Sunday, 11 April 2010
I bought the following Metamec alarm clock at the Hayes car boot sale today for one pound (£1):
I've had the clock running for a few hours now and it's keeping good time. You can tell by the fact that the clock has a power cord that it has a synchronous motor movement.
Starting from the left:
- the first knob/wheel is used to set the time that the alarm goes off
- the second knob/wheel must be turned anti-clockwise to start the clock. After every power cut the clock will need to be restarted.
- the third knob/wheel is used to set the time
- the fourth knob/wheel is used to turn on/off a ticking sound (clockwise turns on the ticking)
- Model: A840 (Electric 800 Series)
- Catalogue description: 'An attractive alarm with fully luminised figures. In bright copper and chrome.'
- Discontinued Date: January 1971
- Metamec, The Clockmaker Dereham page 244