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Electric Clock - 'Inducta' Clock System, Myer Emporium, 1930s Object Reg. No: ST 025809

Summary:
Master clock and three slave clocks, 'Inducta', made by Landis & Gyr, Switzerland, 1930s.

Used at Myer Emporium, Bourke Street Melbourne, to control the clocks throughout the store.

This clock uses an electric motor to wind the main weight. An electric impulse was sent from the main clock by an inductor, to make the slave clocks step forward one minute.
Description:
Rectangular wooden case in two portions, each with a front glass panel. Upper section has an impulse generator with a small dial. Above glass panel is a slave clock marked 'Inducta'. Lower glass panel reveals large pendulum with discus- shaped bob.
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 245 cm (Height), 45 cm (Width), 80 cm (Length)
Weight: 210 kg (Weight)

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Tagged with: electric clocks
Themes this item is part of: Horology Collection, Science & Measurement Collection
Primary Classification: HOROLOGY
Secondary Classification: Clocks
Tertiary Classification: switzerland
Inscriptions: Below dial is a metal plate marked 'Ingram Brothers. Electrical Time Systems. Without batteries or contacts'.

Glass panel marked in gold lettering 'These Master-Clocks control the whole of the clocks throughout the Emporium, and ensure their [sic] keeping uniformly correct time. It is the largest electrical control system in Australia.'
Manufacturer: Landis & Gyr Ltd (L&G), Zurich, Switzerland, 1930s
Distributor: Ingram Bros Pty Ltd, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
User: Myer Emporium Ltd, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1930s-1950s

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