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Electric Clock - Synchronous Electric Clocks, Newmarket Saleyards, Newmarket, circa 1938-1987 Object Reg. No: SH 900080

Summary:
Electric wall clock, Synchronous Electric Clocks Ltd, Cricklewood, London, circa 1938. Synchronous Electric Clocks Ltd was an early trading name of Smiths Electric Clocks Ltd. Used at Newmarket Saleyards, Melbourne, until its closure in1987.

Located in the Melbourne City Council office. The Melbourne City Council office was where drovers would check off all their passes which stated the number of animals to be taken out of the saleyards. Drovers would hand in all of the stock agent passes in exchange for a Council pass. Numbers on the pass were required to tally with the number counted by the Melbourne City Council employee as the livestock passed through the gates at the Epsom Road underpass, the Main Lane, or any other delivery outlet. The numbers on the pass were used to calculate the yard dues and charges which had to be paid by the agents.
Description:
Metal wall clock with metal hands, marked with numbers 1-12 and 5 space increments between. Electric synchronous movement.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from State Government of Victoria Major Projects Unit, 1990
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 14.00 cm (Height), 6.50 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: electric clocks, wall clocks, obhqlm, jpcbcsvyf, vuvxbmvsets, 1972, making history - newmarket saleyards
Themes this item is part of: Horology Collection, Science & Measurement Collection, Newmarket Saleyards Poetry 'Newmarket Memories' by Teddy Cooper, 1994, Newmarket Saleyards Poetry 'Reminiscing' by The Stockman's Friend, 1998, Newmarket Saleyards Timeline, Newmarket Collection
Primary Classification: HOROLOGY
Secondary Classification: Clocks
Tertiary Classification: england
Inscriptions: Dial marked 'SMITHS/SECTRIC/MADE IN GREAT BRITAIN'. Marked on movement '200-250V, 50W, Patent Numbers 366710, 369438, 374713'.
Place Used: Newmarket Saleyards, Newmarket, Victoria, Australia, 1938-1987
Manufacturer: Synchronous Electric Clocks Ltd., England, circa 1938
Organisation Named: Smiths English Clocks Ltd, Cricklewood, England, Great Britain, circa 1938

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Bradley Chivell Posted on 31 May 2011 9:55 PM
Hi, i just came across this image as i was researching clocks and i saw this image which brought me to this page. I own a clock exactly the same as this yet it has glass over the top. All the history i know of the clock i that it was from a wood will in central victoria were i am from. anyway i dont know if your iterested in some old clock yet if your interested in it just send send a message thought i would post this anyway.
pascal Posted on 04 Oct 2011 4:14 AM
is this a clock i could buy from a shop or person im looking for a 450 round by 75 thick wall clock exatly like this one please let me know if there is one to buy thanks pascal
Nick Coe Posted on 01 Dec 2011 10:04 AM
Hi Pascal,
I have a clock the same as pictured.It measures 605mm in Diameter.Its working and in very good condition.Write if still interested.

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