SMITHS bakelite cased 8 day wall clock with 9 inch dial, circa 1955

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 example, undated but probably from the mid-1950s, is in outstanding overall condition. The dial is aluminium, which accounts for its excellent state of preservation (the commonly used thin steel dials were prone to rust).

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 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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