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WORKS CLOCKING MACHINE & CARD RACK, 1950's
This is an example of a time clock used for employees to log starting and finishing times. Inside one of the card slots was a punch card dated 10 Nov 1943, a lady whose name is creased out, was five to six minutes late every morning, 15 minutes would have been docked from her pay every day that she was late.
Removed from The Whippendell Electric Works in Watford. Driven by a long case clock Item A0949,
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- Many a lost 15 minutes because I couldn't get to the card in time! One trick was to hide your not-so-friendly workmates card behind someone else's card. He could easily loose 15 minutes pay searching for it. We used to put little marks at the top of the cards for quick identification as they could also end up being moved around the racks.
.......... David Mills, Menai Bridge, Anglesey, North Wales, UK, 28th of November 2009