SMITH (SMITHS) SECTRIC bakelite cased electric wall clock with 8 inch dial, 1945

The design of this clock dates to the mid-1930s. It was one of the first bakelite models, and also the first to use the trademark Smiths hands, which continued in use until the late 1950s.

This rare wartime example, dated March 1945, features the sought after smooth-sweeping red second hand. The dial is aluminium (steel was in short supply during the war), which accounts for its outstanding state of preservation. The clock runs on mains electricity and is driven by the reliable 'Bijou' synchronous motor. It keeps perfect time because it is synchronized to the frequency of the electricity supply.

The clock has been sensitively restored and is in excellent overall condition. It is supplied in full working order with instructions and guidance on aftercare.

Visible dial diameter 8 inches (200mm); overall diameter 290mm; depth 75mm. Weight 1.4kg

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