Vintage Smiths bakelite wall clock. Mid century dating from circa 1940's - 50's.
Marked on the dial'Smiths 7 Jewels 8 Day'. It measures approximately 11 1/2" (290mm) overall diameter with a face of 8" (200mm). The case is of brown bakelite, showing the beautiful brown/amber iridescent lustre that this material has, with an ivory face with black arabic numbers. Very good condition with original clockwork mechanism.
It seems a popular update to fit a quartz mechanism which will run for months or years unattended rather than having to regularly wind every 8 days, though at the expense of originality and period charm. (make sure you use the original hands if doing this - they look awful with modern ones). The bakelite case is in excellent condition with no cracks or chips. It has its original hanging bracket which is much more secure than the keyhole found on modern clocks.
The face has a little age browning/patina and the glass has a small 40mm scratch just below the centre of the dial. 95 P&P within UK, any questions please ask. Please leave feedback as a way of letting me know you have received your items and are happy with them and I will reciprocate.If you have any cause for concern with your items please contact me before leaving feedback. I strive to be fair and accurate with my descriptions but nobody can be an expert in all fields, and being human mistakes occasionally can happen. I will try my hardest to remedy a problem given the opportunity. The item "VINTAGE 1940s SMITHS BAKELITE INDUSTRIAL FACTORY SCHOOL WALL CLOCK 8 DAY DECO" is in sale since Saturday, July 10, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectables\Decorative Collectables\Clocks\Wall Clocks". The seller is "escortnimbus" and is located in Romney Marsh. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, United States, Japan, Canada, Ireland, Australia, Germany, France, Greece, Italy, Spain, Russian federation, Antigua and barbuda, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Bahrain, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei darussalam, Cayman islands, Dominica, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Turks and caicos islands, Aruba, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Ukraine, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, El salvador, Trinidad and tobago, Uruguay.