Serial No: 233518
This Vintage / Antique night watchman's clock is enclosed in a machine turned solid aluminium case with chromed hinge and ring handle. The carry case is in a Hard Black Leather complete with shoulder strap and chromed buckles although these are showing there age. Both case and clock are in a used condition with some damage to the retaining strap and at some point the shoulder strap has been detached from the carry case body and someone has attempted to re-attach the shoulder strap with two metal pins.
It has x5 keys One winding key & One key to alter the time, the case key is missing but the case is open (I haven't tried to close the case as this may lock the case which would then be not possible to open), The clock still has it's original recording tape installed but the key is missing, there is x3 other keys but not sure as to what these are for.
Clock face approx 5cm Diameter, Clock case approx 12cm Diameter, Depth 7cm,
Leather case approx 14cm by 9cm deep, Total Weight: 1890g
This is a beautifully made substantial time piece!
Simplex was an American Co. founded in 1874.
But believe their clocks were made in Germany.
The watchman's clock was in use in Factories, Mills , Hotels etc, and any buildings
that employed a Night Watchman. The guard would carry his clock and proceed
on his rounds throughout the night. At certain places there would be a “station”
with a key that he would put into the clock and turn which would record on an
internal paper tape what time he had visited that station.
There were numerous stations within the building.
In this way management would know the Night watchman was doing his job.
Due to not having the knowledge of how this clock functions I'm selling as spares or repair.
Condition: “In a used condition, some damage to the leather retaining strap.”
Type: Night Watch man's Clock
Sub-Type: Wind up
Features: Keys, Winders
Material: Metal / Leather Case
(The item will be dispatched within 2 working days of cleared payment).
Postage is available to UK Mainland Only at a price of £7.00 by UK-Mail on a Next Day Delivery from the time of dispatching & Tracking Number will be Issued.
Cash on Collection in Person, (If Preferred)
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