Electric slave clock, made by Samuel Kahan, Hawthorn, 1887.
The clock is a slave clock that was operated by electrical impulses from a master clock, and in turn transmitted impulses.
Samuel Kahan was a Russian-born watchmaker who came to Australia in 1880. In 1887 he had a business in Collins Street West, Melbourne, and resided in Hawthorn.
Rectangular wooden case with full movement. Seconds are at the top, minutes to the left and hours to the right.
Donation from L. W. Smith, 07/1973
Face inscribed '1887, S. Kahan, Hawthorn'.
Type of item
33.5 cm (Length), 21 cm (Width), 130 cm (Height)