Timers & Clocks - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Autochrome Timer

c. 1908

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With 2 and 5 minute bell. This was for timing the first development of the Autochrome plate which had to be in total darkness. Price 8/6.

References & Notes:
BJA 1910, p. 1048.

Stanley Dark Room clock

c. 1903

Samuel Stanley

London

England

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4" dial. American movement. Second hand and minute hand count up. Price 9/6.

Notes:
Address on face: S Stanley. 48 Mortimer St. London.

References & Notes:
BJA 1904, pp. 931, 1568A.

Eikronometer

1894

R. Field & Co.

Birmingham

England

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2" dial. Single hand with pointer attached to the inside of the movable glass. One sweep of the hand is ten minutes. Movement by British United Clock Co.

This is a darkroom clock combined with a slide rule to show the development time using the Watkins Factorial method. The time taken for the image to appear is set on one of the brass dials at the end of the clock, a pointer then indicates the complete development time, the glass dial is moved so that a small hand indicates this time, the clock hand is then re-set and the clock started. The Eikronometer was shown at the 1894 RPS exhibition. There are minor variations, the example shown here is probably an early model. See Factorial Development. for details.

References & Notes:
BP 23894/1893 (The patent covers different ways to time plate development one of which was by using a clock coupled with a slide rule.).

Landell Dark Room Clock and Interval Timer

c. 1921

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4" dial. Separate minute and second dials, alarm facility.

The face of the clock shows British Patent 186132 which is in the name of C. G. Lowen and C. P. Lingwood and covers the clock mechanism.

The Landell was sold for many years by Houghtons, early modes were finished in nickel later a grey enamel finish was used.

References & Notes:
Ensign Handbook 1922, p. 162. Ensign Cat. 1934, p. 92.

Eastman Timer

Eastman Kodak Co.

Rochester

USA

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3" dial. Second and minute hands.

References & Notes:
Kodak Gen. Cat. 1933, p. 152.

Smiths Enlarging Timer

Smiths Industries

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2 " face. Seconds and minutes hands. The time, up to 6 minutes, is set on the face of the clock which then runs down when the clock is started.

Construction:
White plastic body.

This is placed in the electric circuit of the enlarger and switches the enlarger on for the pre-set time.

Johnson Enlarging Timer

c. 1954

Johnsons of Hendon Ltd

London

England

Smiths Industries

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2 " face. Seconds and minutes hands. The time, up to 6 minutes, is set on the face of the clock which then runs down when the clock is started. A push-button starts the timer, a sliding switch controls the enlarger lamp for focusing etc.

Construction:
Black plastic body.

This is placed in the electric circuit of the enlarger and switches the enlarger on for the pre-set time.

References & Notes:
BJA 1955, pp. 60, 238.


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Kodak

Johnsons of Hendon

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