Original Harland and Wolff Time Keeping Board

ORIGINAL HARLAND & WOLFF

TIME KEEPING BOARD

From 1861 right up to the 1970's, Harland andWolff, Titanic's shipbuilders from Belfast, used these timekeeping Boards for their workers.

Measuring around 3" by 1.5" they are made from hardwood,

A WORKER ON TITANIC COULD HAVE USED THIS BOARD !

This is an extremely rare piece of Original Maritime history.

The Board is stamped with a number in the rebate of the Board, the first two numbers pertain to a specific place of work, like the Engine Room testing house, or the Carpenters shop, and the last digits are the workers number.

When a workman clocked on in the morning his board was issued to him, the unique stamped on the top. He carried it all day and was given to the store man as a deposit if special tools were needed. At the end of the day the board was returned to the time office and the wages were calculated, no board no pay!

They even used them to time workers toilet breaks!

These boards can be seen in the recent documentary drama "Titanic Birth of a Legend" and also in the Ulster Museum, Belfast.

Salvaged from Harland and Wolff when the old part of the works was shut down.

The Board comes complete with a Wage Pack to hold the board, an A4 description (which could be framed) and a
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