17/10/2018 Antiques, Latest News
Continuing the military theme following our successful October sale, comes another stalwart item of the Second World World war as part of our Fine Furniture & Clocks sale in November.
This RAF operations room wall clock made by F.W Elliott Ltd played a vital part in WWII as they were used to track the movements of enemy aircraft and enabled a quicker counter-attack to be launched. The position of the aircraft was recorded in conjuction with the coloured triangle segment beneath the minute hand at the time of sighting. This information was then fed back to HQ where corresponding coloured counters were then placed on a large table map of Britain overlaid with the national grid system and moved across the map by magnets, thus representing an air-raid. This enabled quicker responses to identify possible targets and launch the counter-attack.
The vendor advises that this particular clock was previously located at Biggin Hill RAF camp, which played a central role in The Battle of Britain as this base was responsible for protecting the South East of England and defending the capitol.
For sale on the 22nd November from 11am.
Entries of clocks and timepieces still being accepted for this sale.