London, South Kensington
13 May 1999
A mid-20th Century wireless shack bulkhead clock
the 6in. (15cm.) painted dial with Arabic numerals, red sweep second hand, slow/fast regulation at '12' with red sectors at 3-3.30 and 9-9.30, signed Smiths Astral, single key wind to going barrel movement, bevelled glass hinged port and brass case with rim for mounting -- 8in. (20.3cm.) dia
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the hours marked out by the red sector on the dial indicated the periods of the day when radio silence should be observed, leaving the airwaves free for any emergency or 'S.O.S' signals.
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