• Short Summary

    A man dials 'TIM' then we hear and see the workings of the speaking clock.

  • Description

    London.

    C/Us of a male hand picking up a telephone receiver and a finger dialling T-I-M on a telephone. C/U of receiver at a man's ear. We hear the speaking clock telling us the time is 1.59 and 10 seconds.

    At Holborn telephone exchange we see various shots of machinery showing the workings of the speaking clock. Pendulums swing, discs turn, dials point. Good shots of machinery working. We hear operator Jane Cain of Croydon telling us it is 1.59 and 50 seconds. She recorded every possible time 17 years ago when 'TIM' - the speaking clock - first began.

    Note: small news cutting and notes on file

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1339.22
    Media URN:
    44214
    Group:
    New pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    04/01/1954
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:43:16:00 / 01:44:32:00
    Canister:
    NP 486

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