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Digital Clock - 'Plato Clock', England, circa 1910 Object Reg. No: ST 019408

Digital clock, 'Plato Clock', England, circa 1910.

Cylindrical glass case with brass base and lid. Mechanism in base causes two sets of cards to flick over at the appropriate intervals: hours and minutes respectively.

The Plato Clock was patented by Eugene L. Fitch in New York City in 1903, and production commenced in 1904. It was featured in the Ever Ready Exhibit at the 1904 St Louis World's Fair. Production was by the Ansonia Clock Co in the United States and Junghans in Europe.
Spring wound.
Acquisition Information:
Loan & Subsequent Bequest from Mr John Askew, 1928
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 13 cm (Height), 9 cm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: digital clocks, mantel clocks, junghans europe, zoheb, horology
Themes this item is part of: John Askew, Clock & Watch Collector (1890-1945), Science & Measurement Collection
Primary Classification: HOROLOGY
Secondary Classification: Clocks
Tertiary Classification: england
Inscriptions: Base is marked 'The Plato Clock patented Dec 16 1902 Apr 28 1903 Apr 7 1903 July 7 1903'.

Top of clock marked 'Compliments of J.G. White & Co Ltd, London E.C.'
Presented By: J.G. White & Co Ltd, London, England, Great Britain, circa 1910

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