Vintage International Time Recording Slave Clock IBM

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  • Item Category: Furniture & Furnishings
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Dec 14,2008
  • Channel: Online Auction

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Vintage International Time Recording

ITR Co. IBM

Slave Clock

You are bidding on this beautiful solid oak antique clock by International Time Recording Company of Endicott , New York . It is a âeoeslave clockâe meaning it was coordinated with a master clock and received a signal from the master clock that moved the minute hand one click per minute. The older gentleman who owned it for several decades said it came from an office building that was torn down in the 1940âe(tm)s and he salvaged it at that time.

This clock is dated October 3, 1930 and is in very good condition. Its running condition is unknown, but a small lever on top of the mechanism moves freely and the minute hand clicks each time the lever is touched gently. I had the clock examined by a clock repairman who said it can be fixed for about $60.00. If the winner of this clock wants to pay for the repair I will arrange for it prior to shipping or you could have it done by someone you would take it to.

The ½ inch thick oak case is clean except for some paint splatter on the top, but the sides, bottom and front are in beautiful condition. It has the original hanging hardware on back. The dial is absolutely gorgeous and the logo is crisp and clear. The original glass is built into the case.

This clock measures 15 x 15 x 4 inches and weighs 10 pounds. These clocks are almost impossible to find as you can see from the limited number of them on eBay.

International Time Recording Company merged with the Computing Tabulating Recording Company, the firm that eventually became IBM International Business Machines (see their logo in pic).

The sticker inside the case provides much of the history to the clock. It was shipped to the Lackawanna Electric Company in Buffalo , NY . Sold by Selleck, style 10-41, voltage 24 VDC, order number E68365, serial number 410642 and dated Oct. 3, 1930 .

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