1930s Warwick Time Stamp Co The Chronostamp Mechanical Time Recorder
1930s Warwick Time Stamp Co The Chronostamp Mechanical Time Recorder of the type used by the Post Office and Government Institutions for legal documents, and recording the date and time of the arrival/dispatch of documents.
Manufactured by the Warwick Time Stamp Company of 5, Camden Passage, London. It was last used is the 29th May 1945, just before the end of WW2, if you believe the date set on the base.
Letterset is used to change the date, and the time is set by a mechanical clock which prints simultaneously with the date. An ingenious device for time stamping important documents with a 12 hour time stamp.
It comes with the original box with instructions for use printed on the inside of the lid. In very good condition but is missing it’s printing pad (available at stationers) and original clockwork winding key (fashioned with a replacement ‘key’).
The side of the metal case imprinted with 39632
WS T-S Co.
Approx. Box dimensions
- Width: 15.5cm
- Depth: 10cm (4″)
- Height: 7cm
Chronostamp Base Diameter:- 6cm
A great little piece of vintage office ephemera with a history that probably means it saw use during WW2!
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