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NIGHT-WATCHMAN TOUR CLOCK, 1950's
Night Watchmen had to carry this clock to prove they had carried out their tour correctly and at the correct times.
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- I remember using these clocks as late as the 1980's on various security jobs I worked on, there were 'key's'" which were hung at various points on a security route and you had to use the key which printed it's own unique number along with the time printed on a paper tape inside the clock, various ways of getting around it by unscrupulous guards included breaking the paper tape which was possible on the exact model we used, and then there was the guard who went out on his first tour with a screwdriver each night, recovered the keys, and sat turning each one at suitable times in the security office, returning the keys to their proper locations before morning on the last tour of the night :0)
.......... Andrew Taylor, Aylsham, Norwich, Norfolk, 6th of January 2013