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Electric master clock, 1900.

Electric master clock, 1900.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 23cm x 32cm


This invention patented in 1900 by Fischer of Zurich, Switzerland, enables time indications to be transmitted from a central master clock to distant indicating or 'slave' dials. The electrical circuit remains closed throughout, and every minute the armature of a simple dynamo, driven by the clock weight, is sharply rotated, sending a pulse of current to its subsidiary dials. Succesive rotations are in alternate directions and so are the pulses of current. The system has been used to a considerable extent, both in the United Kingdom, under the trade name 'Magneta', and throughout Europe.

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