RAE Farnborough timer clock

RAE Farnborough timer clock

Code: C23350


D: 11cm (4.3")Di: 28cm (11")


By Ilford Ltd.  Timer/stopclock probably used for timing during photographic developing.  This one has a small label 'R.A.E 5 Farnboro' (Royal Aircraft Establishment).  Cream painted metal case approximately 28cm diameter.  Has an 18cm paper dial behind a perspex sheet marked with 1-12minutes in the centre and 0-60 seconds around the chapter ring.  Black painted metal hands.  Simple 230v electric movement with two-pin plug and wiring (no plug).  Untested.  The case has soiling and some chips/flaking paint.  The dial is yellowed and the varnish crackled but fairly good.  The Royal Aircraft Establishment (RAE) was a British research  facility set up in 1918 and finally merging with the other section of the MOD in 1988.  Unknown vintage but would guess 1950s/60s.  Unusual.  Stock code C23350.