Digital clock, 'Plato Clock', England, circa 1910.

Cylindrical glass case with brass base and lid. Mechanism in base causes two sets of cards to flick over at the appropriate intervals: hours and minutes respectively.

The Plato Clock was patented by Eugene L. Fitch in New York City in 1903, and production commenced in 1904. It was featured in the Ever Ready Exhibit at the 1904 St Louis World's Fair. Production was by the Ansonia Clock Co in the United States and Junghans in Europe.

Physical Description

Spring wound.

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