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.
Loan & Subsequent Bequest from Mr John Askew, 04/1928
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.'
Type of item
13 cm (Height)