- Metamec electric wall clock (top left)
- Movement: Synchronous (type 2)
- Model: 4640 (similar to 615 but with a plastic dial)
- Diameter: 204mm
- Cost: 50p
- Description: Brass colour. Not sure if it works or not
- Production: September 1979
- Reference: The Clockmaker Dereham page 89, 269*
- Metamec carriage clock (top)
- Movement: quartz (second type movement)
- Model: not sure but similar to 4584
- Width: 85mm
- Height: 112mm
- Cost: 50p
- Description: White plastic case with solid brass handle
- Production: June 1985 to 1990
- Reference: The Clockmaker Dereham page 106, 345 *
- Metamec battery clock(right)
- Movement: Battery (electro magnetic), not sure if it's original
- Model: 5823 - automatic
- width: 260mm
- Height: 140mm
- Cost: £1
- Description: Wood case with sweeping seconds hand
- Production: 1963 to May 1974
- Reference: The Clockmaker Dereham page 242*
- Hanson battery wall clock (bottom)
- Movement: Battery (electro magnetic), stamped 'Hanson made in France'
- Diameter: 230mm
- Cost: 50p
- Description: Cream coloured wall clock with 'Hanson, Made in the Republic of Ireland'
Sunday, 30 May 2010
Saturday, 29 May 2010
The Jaeger car clock below is out of my dad's 1970s Citroën GS which was scrapped many years ago... luckily he kept the clock.
Power Source: 12Volt
Other: 12 Volt bulb for back lighting
Sunday, 9 May 2010
I bought the following three Smiths battery clocks today:
- Sonomatic Alarm Repeater - 1971 to 1973
- Chalfont (rectangular wood case) - 1968 to 1974
- Autosonic (alarm clock) - 1974 to 1978
Reference: Smiths Domestic Clocks By Barrie Smith
PS I also bought a Kienzle desk clock and a Westclox alarm clock.
Monday, 3 May 2010
I bought the following three mantlepiece clocks for £10 at the Addington car boot sale. The clocks all had their movements removed and were bundled in a cardboard box - a bit of a sorry sight.
I believe this clock is an Enfield. Unfortunately the face is quite scratched and the glass front is missing. I've done a sacrilegious deed and placed a quartz movement into the clock case - I'm not going to get the original mechanical clock movement working any-time soon since there are parts missing. At least this way the clock can tell the time while waiting for it's repair. The clock will do well as 'shabby chic' ;)
This is a German made mantle piece clock. Like the other two clocks it's case and face is quite scratched. The glass front was missing but luckily I had a spare. Again I've committed the crime of putting a quartz movement into the clock while it waits for it's repair.
Another German made clock. This clock is in the best condition of the three clocks and still has the original glass cover.
Group photo - These are the clock movements that were in the cardboard box. I somehow got four movements for three clocks!