Vintage Smiths Sectric Cream Bakelite Electric Wall Clock
This is a beautiful Vintage Smiths Sectric Cream Bakelite Electric Wall Clock. The Bijou movement carries a 1953 manufacture date and has been stripped, cleaned and lubricated such that it will run tirelessly for the next 60 years! It is mains powered and has been rewired with braided wire, and although there is minimal external metalwork, an earth conductor has been added. After which a new black earthed plug was fitted and the clock PAT tested.
The 1950s Bijou clock movement is impressed as follows:-
Made under one or more Brit. Patents 366710, 368438, 374715, 384441, 484222
SEC Regd Trade Mark
Smiths English Clocks
200-250v, 50 cycles (Hz).
Press and turn knob to set hands
The casing is in good vintage condition, although someone obviously left it on the wall when decorating, as there was paint on the case! We have removed most of the paint but there are a few spots on the edges.
The face is cream, with the hands and numerals in a contrasting black. Really easy to read from a distance. All in all, a wonderful clock to suit most rooms in the house or the office.
Back Diameter 8″ (20.4cm)
Face Diameter: 7″ (17.8cm)
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Restoration work undertaken:
- Rewired with black flex: 0.6cm, 3 core, PVC sheathed, cotton braided.
- New CE marked black plug top fitted along with a 3A fuse.
- Fully serviced
Portable Appliance Testing undertaken (PAT)
The lamp has been electrically tested using a flagship PAT tester, and passed the UK Portable Appliance Inspection.
- Tested with a Seaward Europa Plus PAT tester
- Calibration expiry date 11/09/2018.
- Calibration certificate number: 114972
- PAT Tester serial number Serial number: 26C-0243
Lamp tested as a 230 volt Class I Appliance- Lead has three wires; a Live, Earth and a Neutral
PAT Certificate Reference 180619- electrically tested, passed and certified until 2nd June 2019.
* Visual Check (Pass)
* Earth Continuity: 0.05Ω (Pass)
* Insulation >99.99mΩ (Pass)
* Leakage <0.1 mA (Pass)
* Load <0.05 kVA (Pass)