1930s Gents Of Leicester XXL Station Clock
This giant 1930s train station clock was made by Gents Of Leicester. This world-renowned company began in 1872, and for over a century was famous for producing electrical goods and specialising in electric clocks used in public buildings and stations all over the world. The giant twin facing steel-cased clock has been fully restored, by none other than Bo Hare of Who Hares Wins, and was featured on the TV program, Salvage Hunters, The Restorers.
The clock face features both the original Roman numerals of the 1930s and also 24-hour numbering that was later added during the late 1960s when the 24hour time format was introduced to the station announcements. The original dial was discovered during the restoration by Bo Hare, who decided to show both the original face and the newer dial, making this a truly unique piece.Â Â The clock was originally hung on platform 12 at Bristol Temple Meads Train Station and is a unique and wonderful piece of Bristonian history.