Eureka Clock Under Dome
The Eureka clock was designed by T Powers an American engineer and patented by the Kutnow brothers in 1906. The saying is that only about 10,000 clocks were made and because of this prices have risen considerably over the years Many articles have been written on the Eureka clock, the one to get is by Dr Alan Shenton published in 1979 it contains technical details, patent specifications, and the history of the Eureka
Clock, plus details of the various models that were for sale.
These Eureka clocks were expensive to buy in 1909 when you consider the average wage for a working man was 28shillings to 35s a week, ( £1.40 to £1.75 ) the average price for one of these clocks was £5.00 and the most expensive was the Cromwellian model selling at £10.10shillings
The finished Eureka clock
Height of clock 12ins.Diameter of dome 6.5ins.
Inscription on base reads:
Presented to F.Q.M.SGt. P HOLLAND
by members of the Sgts. Mess 14 Kings Hussars
on his leaving the Regiment Sept 1906
Picture of annular dial showing the three balls, together with date of manufacture, patent number, Serial No.3052 rating star and scale, all on a small brass plate visible though the annular dial. Retailers name also just visible S Fisher Ltd. 188 Strand
The following information on SGt. P Holland was donated by Mr Patrick O'Dwyer
His brother Lance Corporal A Holland died in the Boer War in the same Regiment. P. Holland served in South Africa, coming home in July 1900. His son, R. Holland, was in the Regiment in the Great War and his three grandsons served in the 14th/20th Hussars in more recent years, joining in the period 1957-1961.
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