Workers clocking in to the Bishopton Royal Ordnance Factory, Renfrewshire. From collection Survey of Private Collection. RCAHMS. Date 1/1944. Item SC1154561

Workers clocking in to the Bishopton Royal Ordnance Factory, Renfrewshire. From collection Survey of Private Collection. RCAHMS. Date 1/1944. Item SC1154561

Gledhill-Brook Time Recorders are an English institution. You only have to look at the underside of some of the clock cases where a worker's steel toed boot has battered and banged to know what these clocks meant to those who spent years punching in and out of them during the early twentieth century.

Particularly during the World Wars, when British industry was at the forefront of the Ally supply line, these clocks represented more than money earned. They were standard bearers, welcoming hundreds and thousands of workers to the mills, hospitals and factories, as well as seeing them off with a brrrnnnggg! after a hard day's work.

For those of us who collect them now, Gledhill-Brook Time Recorders are dignified testaments to a hard working British public and the well-built machines that have kept us going for the last hundred years. 

 

If you are interested in learning about the other antique and vintage clocks in our collection, please visit Duetime and browse through categories such as mantel clocks, grandfather clocks, and Vienna regulators.  

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