Seller: nestofthejay (1,202) 100%, Location: Rotherham, Ships to: Free Local Pickup, Item: 291951838409 an antique Dey Dial Recorder Employee Time Clock dating to approx 1906. It is in full original and near complete condition as the pictures show. These clocks were made to last forever and this one is proof they do -- it still keeps accurate time and was situated in a munitions factory in Dagenham prior to its purchase and restoration. Its early 20th century industrial technology fits any home. Thought to be made in America, although these clocks were manufactured and this one is stamped Howard Bros, in London for a short time it is definitely a mechanical wonder that will be appreciated for its rarity, industrial quality and historic relationship to IBM long into the future. Quoting "The American History Museum" website: "at the end of the 1800s, early 1900s the industrial revolution was taking place and large numbers of people were taking jobs in the cities. Being punctual was the expected behavior as "time is money" attitude prevailed. Also, recording and scrutinizing expenses for labor, materials and overhead--were getting more attention than ever before. By the early twentieth century the International Time Recording Company supplied an entire line of timekeeping devices, including master clocks, several types of time clocks, and time stamps. Founded in 1900, the firm continuously expanded its product line, underwent several reorganizations and name changes, and emerged in 1924 as the International Business Machine Corporation, familiar today as IBM. One of the firm's most popular products was the dial time recorder, a clock that could furnish a daily or weekly record of up to 100 (this one is a 50) employees. Based on the 1888 patent of physician Alexander Dey, the dial time recorder was essentially a spring-driven clock with a cast-iron wheel affixed to its dial side. The rim of the wheel was perforated with numbered holes. As employees pressed a rotating pointer into the hole at their assigned number, the machine recorded the time on a pre printed sheet and rang a bell with each punch. A two-color ribbon printed all regular time in green and all tardiness, early departures, and overtime in red." Serial number 27373 Pictures accurately reflect it's wonderful used condition - no missing pieces or replacement parts - totally original and it keeps time. Free local pick up only due to its size and weight of cast iron workings and facia.