International Time Recorder antique wall clock, made in Endicott New York. Please read the full description and view all photos, they are part of the description. This clock is also referred to as a Time Clock or Punch Clock. This particular International Time Recorder spend its entire life at the Townshend Furniture Co. in Townshend, Vermont. It was purchased new in 1907. I purchased this and one other time clock in 1980 and just now got around to restoring it. It took 6 full days to do the work and the pictures show the results. Case is 53 ½” tall, 17” wide at the top dentil moulding and 14 ½” wide at the base. It is 12” deep at the base. Clock has a 10” diameter original dial, painted and untouched. The clock is 100% original. The top movement was made by Bundy Time Recorders for ITR (International Time Recorder). Movement was designed form the Seth Thomas double wind time only Graham deadbeat escapement. The massive week duration movement was completely rebuilt. The #88 movement with .037 main springs keeps accurate time, with the pendulum amplitude swings the full length of the beat indicator. The movement was disassembled, cleaned ultrasonically. All pivots were resurfaced and polished on my lathe. New oversized bronze bushings were installed to all pivot holes. The deadbeat escapement was restored, the entrance and exit pallets were badly worn. They were stoned polished with a sapphire file, then reshaped to engage the escape wheel properly. The movement was recleaned ultrasonically. Then assembled, lubricated and tested for 30 days. It runs and keeps time like the day it was made 113 years ago. The nickel silver over brass pendulum, bezel and beat indicator are perfect and have been lightly polished. The bottom time recording mechanism was cleaned, partially disassembled, and lubricated. Several repairs had to be made. A NOS IBM ribbon was installed. It will need to be inked. It is completely dried out. The ribbon and wood spools are fine. The day of the week can be changed by turning the knob at the bottom left side of the case. I have not seen this device on any of the 30+ ITR’s I have restored. The cast waterfall with distinctive pattern has been brass plated then sealed. The original heavy door glass retains the original reverse painting. Some scratches and nicks in the glass. The door by itself weighs 20 pounds. The entire clock weighs over 80 pounds. The top crown and bottom shelf under the clock can be removed. The case is solid oak. The front was cleaned and waxed. When the time recording lever is depressed the bell rings, the tapes moves and the time changes with the clock, although the operating rod is not tightened to the recording mechanism at this time. It will need to be set up then tightened by the new owner. It is fully operational. I have spent considerable time testing it. The oak dial mask retains the original plaque with patent dates. The bonus is the clock comes with an original unused “Time Book Weekly”. Inside the front and back cover is a Table of Wages by the Hour, starting with 60cents and hour. I have two oak time card racks full of unused time cards. The racks are available for $250 each, they are listed for sale seperately. I have sold several time cards racks to some very creative Ladies. They are displayed in their homes, holding a special place in their Kitchen with recipe cards. Clever idea! I have another ITR offered for sale, this one was exported to France in the early 1900's. A third smaller time recorder also from the Townshend Furniture Co. in Vermont, which is a Simplex recorder will be restored soon.
The clock retains the original door lock key, it works , and comes with winding crank. This is a perfect example of an original restored ITR and should be the benchmark as a good comparison against all of the incomplete, clocks with missing parts, not in working order, unrestored ITR’s that you will see for sale.
NAWCC members dig out your June 1995 Bulletin. The issue has 7 double sided pages on the history and background of the ITR Co. If you do not have access to the publication I will include a copy with the purchase of the clock. It is a well done historical article.
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Wall Clock Antique International Time Recorder