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Posted 2 years ago

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Songbob
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I don't know when this was made, by whom, but I know it's intriguing. It doesn't work, alas, but might be able to be repaired, if we knew what it is.

Any ideas?

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  1. Chadakoin Chadakoin, 2 years ago
    This is a Plato clock - the first "digital" clock - patented by Eugene Fitch of New York in 1903. They were produced in the US by the Ansonia Clock Co. and in Germany by the Junghans Clock Co.

    Lots more information here:
    http://user1791690.sites.myregisteredsite.com/id6.html
  2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    The world was going digital!
    A piece of history.
  3. Songbob, 2 years ago
    Great! I knew someone would know about them. I'll check more closely for maker's mark and so forth.

    Is it worth the fixing? I realize that depends on what's wrong, of course, but are they particularly difficult works to repair?

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