Fusee Mania II – Electric Boogaloo

Thomas Armstrong & Brother Fusee Gallery ClockI particularly like it when we come across clocks that still contain on their dials the names of the establishments in which they hung. This fusee gallery clock is labeled Thomas Armstrong & Brother, a respected maker of scientific instruments based in Manchester, UK, founded in the nineteenth century.

Eventually, the firm began making optical equipment and in 1877 the company was officially appointed as the opticians to the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital based on Oxford Road. (source)

An English firm making premier instruments utilizing an English clock to tell time. A lovely memory of a time no longer with us.

 

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