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    Posted 12 years ago

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    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.

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    1. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 12 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
    2. Clocksmith Clocksmith, 2 years ago
      I came across an “autograph time clock” some years ago made by ITC. When you punched it, a slot opened up for your pencil signature, then slammed shut with the time stamped on a roll. NO TIME CARDS MADE YET! It’s in a brewery museum in Pa. now; I donated it.

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