Ribbons and Cards


Chris's Question:

Can you help?

I have just bought a Gledhillbrook time recorder which appears to be in good working condition as a working curio. However the ribbon needs renewing and I have no time cards to use.  Can you let me know is these are available?

The serial number is 69477 and it is electric.

I would be very grateful for any information you might have.

Thank you


GB Response: 

Thank you for writing.

We have purchased ribbons for our Gledhill Brook time recorders from ebay UK. However, if that’s not a feasible option for you, I would think an office supply store would be able to provide you with the carbon ribbon, provided you take a spool into them.

As far as the time cards, these are much sought after item that many people are seeking, but no we have not yet heard of anyone locating them. We would be happy just to see an image of one so that replicas can be made, but as yet, we have not come across this.

If we hear of anything, we will post it here.


GB Cleaning and Time Card

Any hints for Rich on cleaning? He's also looking for that elusive GB punch card! The man who presents us with that will be everyone's hero!


Great to have a community!  I have a recorder from 1932 in as far as I can tell, completely original condition.  I have two questions:

1. The clock will not keep running.  I suspect that is because it is dirty (although it visibly looks clean) and has not been run for some time.  Can it be cleaned in place without taking out the movement?

2. Is there an example of the original time card so that I could use it as a template to make new ones?