Smith Variations

Updated 19 October 2016.

The company now known as Smiths Group plc produced synchronous clocks from 1931 to 1979. They also made clocks for other companies, and supplied movements for incorporation into clocks made by other manufactures. The clocks shown below were all marketed under a different name. One of these is a Genalex. For more Genalex clocks see the Genalex page.

For more information on a clock shown below click on the link. If no link see POOK L P. British domestic synchronous clocks 1930-1980. The rise and fall of a technology. Springer, 2015.

Alexander Clark synchronous mantel clock

Anonymous synchronous granddaughter clock s-310-anonymous-2

Anonymous synchronous miniature grandfather clock
S 205 Anonymous A

Bowden synchronous alarm clock S 166 Bowden A

Camerer Kuss synchronous mantle clock S 142 Camerer Kuss C

3 Feb 16 A
Anonymous synchronous wall clock S 293 Anonymous A

CWS Gold Seal Margarine synchronous wall clock S 129 Smith A

11 Dec 12 I
English Clock Systems synchronous wall clock S 215 English A

24 Apr 13 A
English Clock Systems synchronous wall clock S 230 English A

Franco British Electrical Co Ltd synchronous mantel clock
S 157 Franco British A

Genalex synchronous striking mantel clock

General Electric synchronous mantel clock

Ingersoll synchronous mantel clock S 156 Ingersoll A

Mekay synchronous wall clock S 55 Smith

Morley Hosiery synchronous wall clock S 27 Smith B

31 Oct 14 D
Northern Goldsmiths Company synchronous mantel clock
S 273 Northern Goldsmiths A

Perfectos synchronous wall clock S 67 Smith B

Smith Provincial Building Society synchronous wall clock
S 119 Smith A

Synchronome synchronous mantel clock S 145 Synchronome A

Synchronome synchronous wall clock (1) S 153 Synchronome A

Synchronome synchronous wall clock (2) S 203 Synchronome A

Temco synchronous mantel clock

Temco synchronous alarm clock S 83 Temco C


2 Responses to “Smith Variations”

  1. della Says:

    hi after some information please have a clock that on the back has synchronome elecritc 1955 but no name on front it is also stampped with E ” R with crown over top can you give me any other information or advice where to find many thanks

  2. Les Pook Says:

    This appears to be a Synchronome synchronous wall clock supplied for use in a government department. Synchronome always used synchronous movements supplied by other manufacturers, but they are usually branded Synchronome. Sources for further information are.

    Miles R H A.. Synchronome. Masters of electrical timekeeping. Antiquarian Horological Society, 2011.

    Pook L P. British domestic synchronous clocks 1930-1980, Springer, 2015.


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