Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Cable Car Clock

In Railroadiana > Show & Tell and Clocks > Show & Tell.
Railroadiana608 of 674How does it all work?Railroad Signs from the Cable Car Museum
9
Love it
1
Like it

geo26egeo26e loves this.
tom61375tom61375 loves this.
kerry10456kerry10456 loves this.
officialfuelofficialfuel loves this.
ttomtuckerttomtucker loves this.
pw-collectorpw-collector loves this.
peteeonepeteeone loves this.
DMK678DMK678 likes this.
earloftimeearloftime loves this.
PrecisionRepairPrecisionRepair loves this.
See 8 more
Add to collection

Please create an account, or Log in here

If you don't have an account, create one here.


Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate



Posted 4 years ago

Email

bayareamus…
(74 items)

This is an employee time clock from about 1900 on display at the Cable Car Museum in San Francisco.

It's description is in the third picture above, but I will transcribe it below.

"This device is rather straight forward, even though it looks intimidating. The main difference to today's time clocks is that, rather than having individual time cards for each employee, all times were recorded together on a roll of paper inside the clock. Each employee had a number, located on one of the buttons on the front of the clock. By moving the arm to the number location and pressing the nose of the arm into the hole next to the number, the print head inside the clock would stamp the time and employee number on the (pay-) roll."

From my journey to the Cable Car Museum.

Comments

  1. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 4 years ago
    I saw this cable car museum back when I was going to San Mateo college and I found the museum quite interesting. thanks for the photo's

Want to post a comment?

Create an account or login in order to post a comment.