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British Domestic Synchronous Clocks 1930-1980Gallery of Synchronous Bedside Clocks

British Domestic Synchronous Clocks 1930-1980: Gallery of Synchronous Bedside Clocks [A bedside clock is a clock intended for display on a bedside table, but which can also be used as a desk clock. A bedside clock has a dial that can be read from a short distance. The main purpose of this gallery is to illustrate the range of British synchronous bedside clocks that were available. A clock was assigned as a bedside clock primarily on the basis of the legibility of its dial. The dial on most of the clocks in this gallery is smaller than 9 cm. There are back and front views of each clock, together with a brief description. Clocks are mostly illustrated as found, and some are in poor condition. An alarm clock and a time switch are included. The sample of 43 synchronous bedside clocks, plus an alarm clock and a time switch illustrated cannot be regarded as representative of those that were produced, or have survived. Nevertheless, the statistics provide a rough indication for those that have survived. The large number of Smith clocks, an alarm clock and a time switch (31 %) and Temco clocks (29 %) is noticeable. A number of clocks etc. (31 %) have Art Deco cases, but there are few clocks with other identifiable artistic styles. Relatively few clocks etc. (13 %) are self starting. None of them has an outage indicator. Some clocks etc. (16 %) do not have any form of tell tale to make it easy for a user to determine whether or not a clock is running. None of the clocks etc. show the date, or the day of the week.] http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

British Domestic Synchronous Clocks 1930-1980Gallery of Synchronous Bedside Clocks

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Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright
© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
ISBN
978-3-319-14387-3
Pages
135 –164
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-14388-0_8
Publisher site
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Abstract

[A bedside clock is a clock intended for display on a bedside table, but which can also be used as a desk clock. A bedside clock has a dial that can be read from a short distance. The main purpose of this gallery is to illustrate the range of British synchronous bedside clocks that were available. A clock was assigned as a bedside clock primarily on the basis of the legibility of its dial. The dial on most of the clocks in this gallery is smaller than 9 cm. There are back and front views of each clock, together with a brief description. Clocks are mostly illustrated as found, and some are in poor condition. An alarm clock and a time switch are included. The sample of 43 synchronous bedside clocks, plus an alarm clock and a time switch illustrated cannot be regarded as representative of those that were produced, or have survived. Nevertheless, the statistics provide a rough indication for those that have survived. The large number of Smith clocks, an alarm clock and a time switch (31 %) and Temco clocks (29 %) is noticeable. A number of clocks etc. (31 %) have Art Deco cases, but there are few clocks with other identifiable artistic styles. Relatively few clocks etc. (13 %) are self starting. None of them has an outage indicator. Some clocks etc. (16 %) do not have any form of tell tale to make it easy for a user to determine whether or not a clock is running. None of the clocks etc. show the date, or the day of the week.]

Published: Dec 23, 2014

Keywords: Time Switch; Front View; Date Range; Model Number; Arabic Numeral

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