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Mid-century Gents of Leicester 24 Hour Bakelite Wall Clock c.1960

$695 $895

ABOUT

Manufactured by the legendary clock maker Gents of Leicester, most likely from their factory in Leicester, England. This bakelite wall clock is the sought after version with the 24 hour numbers in red. The top of the casing features an identity plaque numbered E.244.

All original, battery operated, and fully functioning.

  • CREATOR Gents of Leicester, Leicester, England.
  • DATE OF MANUFACTURE c.1960.
  • MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES Bakelite, Glass.
  • CONDITION Good. Wear consistent with age and use. One small blemish on the face.
  • DIMENSIONS Diameter 13.5 in. H 3.5 in.

HISTORY

Formed in the late 19th century by John Thomas Gent, Gent & Co are often referred to as Gents of Leicester in the world of clocks, but they operated under many different trading names for different products including Tangent, Gent, Pul-syn-etic and much later Chloride Gent.

Gents made a whole host of different designs intended for different purposes. Standard round wall clocks, square double sided, slave clocks, mains powered clocks, cast iron clocks for outdoor use to name but a few. Of course, the most famous Gents of Leicester clock of all still hangs proudly in London’s Waterloo Station.


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