Smiths Enfield Clock - Any idea of dates?

Mikeyc1981

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I recently purchased this Smiths Enfield mantel clock. I'm struggling to find out when it was made. Does anyone have any idea how I can go about finding out? It has some markings on the inside of the door but I'm not sure what this relates to. Any information would be gratefully received. Thank you

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Ticktocktime100

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Hi,
A picture of the movement might help to date it accurately, are there any markings or serial numbers on the movement? At a guess I would say the clock was made somewhere between the 1950's and the 1970's. The writing on the door might be a code of some kind from the shop where the clock was originally purchased (?).
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Kevin W.

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We really need pictures of the movement to get a idea on age. I think perhaps 1950,s era for this clock.
 

jmclaugh

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My understanding is Smiths first used the name "Smiths Enfield" from 1949 though I'm not aware of when they ceased using it though the factory in Wales where they were mostly made I believe had stopped making clocks there by 1970.

This clock looks 1950s or early 1960s to me.
 

Mikeyc1981

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Thank you for your replies - 50s - 60s was kind of what I was thinking. photo.JPG Here is a photo of the insides if that helps.
 

Tony1951

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That is certainly the same movement as I have in a couple of 1950 - 1954 bakelite Smith's Enfield clocks that I have. Check this out, it is the same movement.

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They made these by the tens of thousands in their Welsh factory.

Here is a dial side view from above.

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And straight on on the dual side.

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Cleaned and serviced they make pretty good time keepers. I was surprised to find a movement in the state mine is in a clock that is certainly over sixty years old, but that's the way it came out.

They may have produced the movement after 1954, but that is when the production of my Art Deco Bakelite clock ended.
 

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