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Digital Clock - 'Plato Clock', England, circa 1910 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
|Dimensions:||13 cm (Height), 9 cm (Diameter)|
|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|
|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|