Start of the sale:
Wednesday, 23 January 2013 at 22:24
Thursday, 23 January 2020 at 19:30
AN ORIGINAL, ANTIQUE, RARE, MADE IN ENGLAND, "SMITHS" KITCHEN TABLE
60 MINUTES CLOCK. ROTATING DIAL FOR SETTING UP DESIRED TIME. GIVES
A THUD SOUND WHEN 30 SECONDS ARE LEFT. EXCELLENT WORKING CONDITION.
THE SIZE IS 3.5 INCH BY 3.5 INCH AND THE MAXIMUM DEPTH FROM THE
AREA WHERE IT IS WRITTEN SMITHS TO THE BACK OF THE ALUMINUM CASING
IS 2.2 INCHES. MINOR RED PAINT STAINS ON THE AREA ABOVE THE LETTERS
"SMITHS" NICE & RARE COLLECTIBLE ITEM. REST AS PER SCAN.
I inherited this FROM MY GRAND RELATIVE WHO PREVIOUSLY GOT THIS
OBJECT FROM HIS GRAND FATHER WHO WAS A BRITISH SERGEANT IN THE
BRITISH ARMY AND CAME, WORKED, AND SETTLED DOWN IN INDIA IN THE
LATE 19TH CENTURY.
Smiths trace their ancestry back to a craftsman named Samuel Smith
who in 1851 opened a shop in Newington Causeway, London, where he
made and sold watches, clocks and precision instruments.
Samuel had a son, another Samuel, who presumably learnt the
business from his father.
Samuel junior opened his own business at 85 Strand and later had
other premises at 9 Strand, Trafalgar Square and 68 Piccadilly. In
1899 he turned his business into a private limited company, S.
Smith & Son Ltd.