SMITHS bakelite cased 8 day wall clock with 9 inch dial, dated 1950

The design of this clock dates to the mid-1940s. It was once a familiar sight in schools, hospitals, factories, stations and offices across the UK and Commonwealth.

This is a relatively early example, dated March 1950, in an outstanding state of preservation. The dial is aluminium (steel was in short supply after the war), so there is none of the foxing and degradation associated with the thin steel dials of the period. The other components are equally well preserved with the clock showing little signs of use. The original movement platform, dated November 1949, was damaged so it is possible that the clock had lain unused for many years.

The clock is powered by the well proven Smiths 8 day 2 inch movement with platform escapement and will run for over a week on a full wind.

The clock has been disassembled, cleaned, serviced, sensitively restored and polished and is supplied in excellent condition and full working order with instructions on setting up and regulating plus guidance on aftercare.

Dial diameter 9 inches (230mm); overall diameter 280mm; depth 75mm. Weight 1.4kg

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