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Posted 3 years ago

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timeless5
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I bought this clock years ago. Face says "Tillery's" improved Little Janitor pat. Nov 9th 1915 Pat Feb 6th 1917 made in USA. Theres a slot in back, I think it is a bank but the bottom is missing. size is 7" x 6"

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  1. timeless5 timeless5, 3 years ago
    I'm great! I'm enjoying my favorite passtime, looking at all the different ways to tell time..........love it! Thanks for the love Bellin.
  2. Bruce99 Bruce99, 3 years ago
    Hi Misty. I looked this up and discovered that these clocks were designed to be used by Janitors in their daily tasks of building maintenance. .

    They were basically an alarm that could be attached temporarily or permanently to a mechanism that needed to be "released" at a predetermined time. They could be used to turn light circuits on or off; release the damper or draft mechanisms of a furnace, etc...

    The slot you mentioned may have been used to help firmly attach the clock to some mechanism.

    Very nice looking clock by the way. Great item to have in your collection!
  3. Hunter Hunter, 3 years ago
    very interesting Bruce - thanks for that insight!
  4. Bruce99 Bruce99, 3 years ago
    You're welcome Hunter and thanks to you Misty for sharing this clock/alarm with us.
  5. timeless5 timeless5, 3 years ago
    Thanks for the info Bruce,Thanks for the love eye4beauty, Hunter & AR8.
  6. Bruce99 Bruce99, 3 years ago
    You're always very welcome Misty! :)

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