SMITHS bakelite cased 8 day wall clock with 9 inch dial, George VI cypher dated 1950

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 is an early example, clearly dated 1950, in outstanding overall condition. Given that it bears the cypher of George VI and also that the dial is unwritten, it would probably have been produced for a special application within government or some other public service body. The dial is aluminium (steel was in short supply after the war), which accounts for its fine state of preservation.

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 sensitively restored and is in very good to excellent condition. It is supplied in full working order with instructions and guidance on aftercare.

Dial diameter 9 inches (230mm); overall diameter 280mm; depth 78mm. Weight 1.5kg

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