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    Posted 11 years ago

    potrero
    (156 items)

    Although almost small enough to be a watch, I was told this is actually an 8-day clock that was probably used in some type of vehicle for new England Telephone. Anyone know anything about it?

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    1. tom, 11 years ago
      You have a very fine example of one of the more popular time pieces used in the Ford model T @ model A @ model B automobiles. All you are needing would be the mounting holder, of which there are many to choose from. Fantastic time piece, especially on cross country trips.
    2. potrero potrero, 11 years ago
      Hey, thanks for the info! I never knew what this was until now, despite having it for years. I really appreciate it Tom.
    3. Tom, 11 years ago
      Actually this was used on a telephone switchboard to time call.
    4. potrero potrero, 11 years ago
      ah, interesting... that makes more sense than it being on a NET&T vehicle which was what I had thought (had been told it was a vehicle piece).
    5. Tom, 11 years ago
      This model did see use in cars and also as travel and house time pieces. It is the NET&T name and the way the dial is configured that says it was a switchboard timepiece.
    6. sargeguy sargeguy, 4 years ago
      This is a vehicle watch that was used on telephone trucks. The back of the case should have grooves that lock it into a mount that would sit on the dashboard. I have an example from Waltham that is a little different, it has a second hand rather than the wind indicator, and the face itself is a little more colorful. Calls were timed with a stop watch or a calculagraph. If you open the watch you can find the serial number, which you can cross reference with the Waltham watch database.

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