Can anyone tell ma what this is?

Can anyone tell ma what this is?

New postby John Moane » Wed Sep 03, 2008 8:33 am

I came across this a few years back and I think it`s a timer of some kind. It has E.Howard Boston on the top plate.Thanks, John
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Re: Can anyone tell ma what this is?

New postby Bryan E » Wed Sep 03, 2008 12:37 pm

It is vault timer John - very nice speciman!

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Re: Can anyone tell ma what this is?

New postby Fortunat Mueller-Maerki » Wed Sep 03, 2008 1:27 pm

Bank safe timers are a sub specialty of horology.

There is a gorgrous book devoted to the subject

# Title: American Genius
SubTitle: Nineteenth-Century Bank Locks and Timeclocks
# Author: David Erroll, John Erroll, Anne Day[Photography]
# Publisher: Quantuck Lane Press
Other Keywords: banksafe timer timelock locks
ISBN: 683'.32-dc22 -- Library of Congress: TS519.5.E77
Language: ENG
Notes: The only book dedicated to timelocks for banksafes, documenting a massive collection of such devices in great detail with wonderfull detailed color images and descriptions, also containing the history of the main manufacturers of banksafe timers. Glossary, Bibliography, Index
Edition: 2006, 1st edition -- Copyright: 2006
Kind: Book
Type: Other
Geographic area: USA
Topic: History
Organization: Collection -- Height in cm: 27
Print Status: 1 (1 means in print - 2 means out of print)
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Re: Can anyone tell ma what this is?

New postby Fortunat Mueller-Maerki » Wed Sep 03, 2008 1:29 pm

Nybody interested in these vaulttimers should visit the largest public display that exists of themm

New York City: Library of the Society of mechanics on West 44th Street off 5th Avenue
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Re: Can anyone tell ma what this is?

New postby John Moane » Wed Sep 10, 2008 12:37 pm

Many thanks Mr.Fortunat F. Mueller-Maerki, I orderd the book from Abebooks and I`m really looking forward to reading it. Once again. Many thanks for the information, John
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