|Object Name:||Time Recording Clock|
|Year of Manufacture:||Unknown|
|Location:||Main Object Store|
This Clocking Machine was found in abandoned in an electricity sub-station on the Rochester site. Apparently all the really good ones had been taken to turn into miniature pendulum clocks for home use! The dial is not the original and the clocking mechanism is broken however the clock keeps excellent time and has an 8 day movements,. The clock was almost certainly used when the site was Short Brothers and therefore dates to the 1930’s. The clock could well be a National Time Recorder type although it has no markings. This type of clock was by far the most widely used and successful type of time recorder, the same basic design remained in use for nearly a century.The Magneta clocks were not introduced until the 1960’s
Interestingly Daniel M Cooper is credited for inventing the first card recorder which was called The Rochester in the USA in 1894.