Introducing the Beautiful Original Railway Clock by Synchronome - a vintage masterpiece that embodies the best of British clock-making. Crafted in England circa 1920 by The Synchronome Company Ltd, this clock exemplifies the brand's dedication to producing the most accurate electric clocks of the early to mid-20th century.
Featuring a rear movement cover stamped 'CLACTON ON SEA STATION CONCOURSE,' this clock exudes a sense of history and character that will transport you to a different era. The one-piece green enamelled stepped steel case and aged white enamelled dial with evidence of some paint repairs over the years add to its unique charm.
The dial indices are complete in Roman numerals, and the large Syncronome Electric makers mark takes centre stage. The trademark spade hands found on most Synchronome Clocks add a touch of elegance and sophistication.
This clock retains its original slave movement, which includes a modern impulse driver to run the clocks. This provides a satisfying click every 30 seconds, moving the minute hand each impulse, and can be either battery or mains operated. You can also contact us if you require other movement options.
Standing at an impressive size, this clock will be a focal point of any interior, as seen in the images with a 6ft 1" figure representing scale. Whether you are looking for a striking piece for your home or a unique addition to your vintage clock collection, the Beautiful Original Railway Clock by Synchronome is a perfect choice. Don't miss out on the opportunity to own a piece of British clock-making history!
Synchronome, established in 1895 by Frank Hope-Jones, allowed multiple wall clocks to be synchronized through electrical impulses from a master clock. The system became popular in the public and private sectors across Britain. Frank was a well-known figure in horological circles and beyond, often referring to himself as Old Father Time. The Synchronome brand was relaunched in the 21st century, focusing on hand-crafted wall clocks that recreate historic designs with modern quartz movements. These clocks are now autonomous and independent, unlike the original slave dials.
Original 30 Seconds Slave
440 mm (17.5 inches)
570 mm (22.5 inches)
95mm (4 inches)
Colour / Materials
Green Enamelled Steel, White, Glass, Brass
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Our original items are reclaimed from industrial settings between the early 1900’s up to the 1970’s and due to the nature of their original life most of our product have received wear and tear which as a result have created the wonderful individual character of our pieces. The pictures of our products are potentially sample pieces from a run or batch of products and we have tried our upmost to offer a true reflection of the product you will receive. However due to the nature and age of the products there will be variations between individual pieces, if you require more information on the condition of specific pieces please get in touch via our contact page.