MANLY ANTIQUE CENTRE

20TH CENTURY NATIONAL TIME RECORDER
(BUNDY CLOCK)



The Bundy trademark became the generic name for time recording clocks, much as did Hoover for vacuum cleaners
and Biro for ballpoint pens. William Bundy, a jeweller residing in Auburn New York, USA invented the first time recording
clock in 1888. The following year, the Bundy Manufacturing Company was formed to produce time recording clocks,
and mass production began.

Obviously as least two other companies around the world began producing them as well, National Timer Recorder Co. Ltd
of London and Cincinnati Time Recorders in USA.
Our 'bundy' clock has both the National and Cincinnati's (Melbourne) logos on it but I am not sure how or why this is.
The tram system in Melbourne used Cincinnati time recorders until the 1960s according to their website so perhaps
this one is from a Melbourne tram station?

It is the electric version which dates it to around WWII. The what looks to be the original plug has three round prongs
which is not compatible with modern day power points so we haven't been able to offically test the time recorder (clock)
part but there is no reason for it not to work.

The card punching lever certainly does work and produces a very loud noise when you push it down
(sometimes our customers think they are doing a sneaky test and pull it down to get this loud

DING!

that scares the hell out of them - its very funny and we laugh every time!)

Can't tell you much more about it at this time other than its is 108cm tall and 38cm wide
The English oak case is in great condition, the black finish on the metal section below has some age and
use associated chipping but not damage as such.

A great conversation piece.

SOLD

Please email us at
tony@manlyantiquecentre.com.au
with any questions



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