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Miniature zinc time-ball

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Object ID ZAA0636
Description Miniature zinc time-ball on brass staff, mounted on a wooden base. Probably made in Clerkenwell and was formerly in the London offices of the clockmaking firm Gledhill Brook Ltd, Victoria Street, circa 1900-20. It operated by a signal from the Standard Time Co. It signalled each hour, rising to the top of the mast at five minutes to the hour and dropping precisely on the hour.
Date made circa 1900

Artist/Maker Unknown
Place made London
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials Wood, metal
Measurements Overall: 480 x 200 x 195 mm
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