The Synchronome Company, Ltd.

The Synchronome Co. Ltd. Send you this Christmas Greeting

Catalogue no: 1214
Dewey No: Subject(s): Electrical Horology
Author(s): Unknown (possibly Frank Hope-Jones)
Total pages: 4 Illustrations: 1 Language(s): English Publication date: 1926
Editor: Publisher: The Synchronome Company, Ltd.
Dimensions: 270mm x 190mm Condition: Good
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Both a Christmas Greeting card and propaganda for the Synchronome Company. The front page has a poem in Latin with its translation by the late K. Hope-Jones, "To mortal thought Is given no power to stay etc." Also contrasts, "two outstanding achievements of the Synchronome Co. at the opposite ends of the scale of horological effort." ie. The Liberty's clock and the installation of the second free pendulum at Greenwich. The inner pages consist of a full page colour print of the Liberty clock and a full page description.
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The Shortt Free Pendulum Clocks at Greenwich Observatory

Catalogue no: 1201
Dewey No: Subject(s): Electrical Horology
Author(s): F. Hope-Jones M.I.E.E. F.R.A.S.
Total pages: 4 Illustrations: 2 Language(s): English Publication date: c.1930
Editor: Publisher: The Synchronome Company, Ltd.
Dimensions: 245mm x 145mm Condition: Good
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Full Title as follows; "The Shortt Free Pendulum Clocks at Greenwich Observatory. Summary of Five Years' Experience and Degree of Accuracy Achieved." Over 2 pages of text, the author describes the performance of the Free pendulums at Greenwich up to 1929 and the search for even greater improvements in rate. Included is a list of 37 Observatories which have installed Shortt Free Pendulums, with two illustrations.
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The Synchronome Priciples

Catalogue no: 1200
Dewey No: Subject(s): Electrical Horology
Author(s): Unknown
Total pages: 8 Illustrations: 2 Language(s): English Publication date: c.1930
Editor: Publisher: The Synchronome Company, Ltd.
Dimensions: 155mm x 120mm Condition: Good
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A leaflet promoting the superior principles of the Synchronome system. "When we speak of a man as unprincipled, we can say nothing worse about him. What is true of a man is true of electric clocks. There are systems offering to-day which are unprincipled. Etc. In the leaflet, the Synchronome Principles are expounded as follows; 1. As a Clock, (from a clockmaker's point of view) 2. As a Switch, (from an Electrical Engineer's point of view) Other sections give details on Battery Warning, Electrical Supply, The Wiring, Turret Clocks and Bell Controllers.
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Medieval Art in Modern Electric Clocks

Catalogue no: 1199
Dewey No: Subject(s): Electrical Horology
Author(s): Unknown
Total pages: 4 Illustrations: 3 Language(s): English Publication date: c.1930
Editor: Publisher: The Synchronome Company, Ltd.
Dimensions: 225mm x 140mm Condition: Good
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A 4 page leaflet with the inner 2 pages describing and illustrating the Liberty's clock, "St. George and the Dragon." Final page, "A few Testimonials out of many." (Illustrated)
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Synchronome Automatic Bell Controllers

Catalogue no: 1198
Dewey No: Subject(s): Electrical Horology
Author(s): Unknown
Total pages: 8 Illustrations: 6 Language(s): English Publication date: c.1930
Editor: Publisher: The Synchronome Company, Ltd.
Dimensions: 240mm x 150mm Condition: Good
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"For operating Electric Bells, Hooters, Syrens and all other forms of Warning Signals, according to a pre-arranged programme and in exact synchronism with the clocks on the premises," Page 3 is a General Description of the system Pages 4-6 is an illustrated catalogue and price list of Type A,B,C and D Series, (Type A not illustrated) Page 7, "Duration of Rings", a description of "A Duration Reducer." Final page is an illustrated advertisement fo Synchronome
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Synchronome. Some Important Installations of Synchronome Electric Clocks

Catalogue no: 1197
Dewey No: Subject(s): Electrical Horology
Author(s): Unknown
Total pages: 32 Illustrations: 4 Language(s): English Publication date: c.1930
Editor: Publisher: The Synchronome Company, Ltd.
Dimensions: 215mm x 140mm Condition: Good
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Buff coloured card covers with Synchronome cartoon on front and illustration of the Synchronome system on rear cover. Inside front cover is list of patents, papers and lectures concerned with the Company from 1895 to 1925. Also announces, "Since 1925 the time of the World has been determined with the assistance of the Synchronome FREE PENDULUM at Greenwich Observatory." The entire publication is a list of organisations and businesses that have installed Synchronome systems in the following catagories; 1. Some Well-Known Firms, 1-9 2. Engineers, 10-14 3. Generating Stations, 15
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Synchronome Electric Time Service

Catalogue no: 1196
Dewey No: 681.11085 Subject(s): Catalogues
Author(s): Unknown
Total pages: 16 Illustrations: 17 Language(s): English Publication date: c.1920
Editor: Publisher: The Synchronome Company, Ltd.
Dimensions: 220 x 140 Condition: Good
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A post Great War catalogue with prices much increased from the 1916 catalogue (BHI 1194). Title page as follows; The Synchronome Company Ltd., 32 & 34, Clerkenwell Road, London E.C. Electric Clocks. Descriptive Catalogue and Price List Includes list of "Honours" and "Contractors to". Pages 2-7, "The History of the "Synchronome" System is the history of the science of modern electrical time service." (illustrated) Pages 8-15, Catalogue and Price List (illustrated), as follows; 1. Controlling Pendulums or Master Clocks
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Instructions for Erection and Management of "Synchronome" Electric Time-Circuits

Catalogue no: 1195
Dewey No: Subject(s): Electrical Horology
Author(s): Unknown
Total pages: 8 Illustrations: 4 Language(s): English Publication date: c.1930
Editor: Publisher: The Synchronome Company, Ltd.
Dimensions: 220mm x 140mm Condition: Pages now stapled together, some tears and staining
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A similar, although not identical publication as 1195. Layout of text slightly different, Synchronome cartoon replaced by illustration of movement. Writing in pencil on front cover as follows (not all words legible); "Mr Gilbert ***** instruction that if anything goes wrong then write direct to ***** for advice."
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Instructions for Erection and Management of Synchronome Electric Time-Circuits

Catalogue no: 1194
Dewey No: Subject(s): Electrical Horology
Author(s): Unknown
Total pages: 8 Illustrations: 4 Language(s): English Publication date: c.1930
Editor: Publisher: The Synchronome Company, Ltd.
Dimensions: 215mm x 140mm Condition: Fragile, sellotaped cover, some tears, pages dirty
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In addition to title, front cover states; "In Great Britain our prices generally include a visit of inspection to make sure that all the clocks are properly erected and in good order and adjustment. We then accept full responsibility for their safe-going and time-keeping, but we ask that they be put in the hands of a capable assistant provided with a copy of these instructions." The Synchronome Company address has been crossed out and replaced in ink, "Abbey Electric Clock Works, Mount Pleasant, Alperton, Middlesex."
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Synchronome Electric Time Service

Catalogue no: 1193
Dewey No: Subject(s): Catalogues
Author(s): Unknown
Total pages: 16 Illustrations: 11 Language(s): English Publication date: c.1916
Editor: Publisher: The Synchronome Company, Ltd.
Dimensions: 220mm x 140mm Condition: Good
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Title page as follows; The Synchronome Company Ltd.,(within an art nouveau style illustration), 32 & 34 Clerkenwell Road, London. E.C. Patentee and Managing Director, F.Hope-Jones M.I.E.E. Electric Clocks. Descriptive Pamphlet and Price List There follows a list of government and other bodies to whom Synchronome are contractors, a list of Honours awarded, Agents in Britain and abroad. Pages 2-6 give "The History of the Synchronome System", with illustrations. Pages 3-15 consist of descriptions, illustrations and prices for the following; 1. Controlling Pendulums or Master Clocks
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