27th November 2016, 21:05
28th November 2016, 00:07
Smiths English Clocks was a company formed in 1931 and traded until 1955 when it became Smiths Clocks and Watches. Sorry I can't be more specific.
28th November 2016, 00:18
Thanks. Maybe bit earlier than I thought. It's all cleaned up now. Will take a daylight picture tomorrow
28th November 2016, 11:45
28th November 2016, 14:21
That's really interesting thanks. Good to see yours still in use. They are a good size and easy to read.
4th December 2016, 19:52
I'm pretty sure I used this type of timer at school, in the seventies.
11th December 2016, 17:17
Smiths timers were indeed commonly used in darkrooms and schools. The early 120 minute interval timer on the left and the more recent one on the right feature an alarm, and count down to zero from the position the hands are set to at the start. The model in the centre measures elapsed time, counting forwards like a stopwatch. I rather like the sub-minute dial of your model, I may need to look out for one!
11th December 2016, 17:40
Nice collection you have there.
Mine did clean up quite nicely and I did a partial strip down internally to oil the balance. I quite often just leave it ticking away.
10th January 2017, 09:25
The model in the middle was still in use in my school in the mid 1980s!
Originally Posted by Mr Curta
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