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Time Clock - Cox Walkers Ltd, circa 1898 Reg. No: SH 923100
- A time clock is a mechanical device used to track the amount of time an employee has worked. This clock was manufactured by Cox Walkers Limited, with electrical engineering work by Lawrence and Hanson of Sydney and Melbourne, circa 1898. It was located in the Superintendant's Office at Mayday Hills Mental Hospital, Beechworth, Victoria. The Head Attendant would change the roll of paper and hand the marked roll to the Superintendant who checked that all attendants had punched the bell to mark their rounds at the appropriate times.
- Clock consists of a round clock face mounted on a metal frame at the back of which is a bell. Numbered wheel at side attaches to a long copper cylinder. A row of brushes is suspended above cylinder. Time clock is housed in a varn- ished wood box with a glass front and a piece of galvanized iron over the top. A winder with a wooden knob lies inside the box. Box lifts off base to access clock.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Mayday Hills Mental Hospital
|Dimensions:||32.70 cm (Height), 36.20 cm (Width), 104.80 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||clocks, mental health, mental health institutions, psychiatric hospitals, workforce management|
|Themes this item is part of:||Psychiatric Services Collection, Medicine in Society Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection|
|Primary Classification:||MEDICINE & HEALTH|
|Secondary Classification:||Mental Health - Administration|
|Inscriptions:||Painted around edge of clock face: [Roman numerals 1-12 and min- ute marks]. Inscribed: COX WALKERS LTD... [Extensive text].|
|Manufacturer:||Cox Walkers Limited, Darlington, Durham, England, Great Britain, 1898|
|Manufacturer:||Lawrence & Hanson, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1898 or later|
|Place & Date Used:||Mayday Hills Mental Hospital, Beechworth, Victoria, Australia, circa 1920|