• Green industrial Synchronome factory clock with copper bezel
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Industrial clocks since 1895

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Handmade in Britain

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Synchronome today

From 1898 Synchronome was based in London's Clerkenwell, then Alperton in the 1930s, and Wiltshire in the 1960s. Today our clocks are made on the English-Welsh border, at Hay-on-Wye.

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Crafted with care

A rich timekeeping heritage

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Synchronome rules the waves

The company also offered marine installations, outfitting ocean liners such as RMS Franconia of the Cunard Line with electric clocks that told the same time on every deck, and exported its timekeeping systems all over the world.

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Synchronome clocks at the British Museum

Clocks and watches occupy rooms 38-39 of the British Museum in London. There you will find an original Synchronome master clock connected to a pair of dials, quartz-driven recreations of which are available here...

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Albert Einstein and Frank Hope-Jones

The Einstein connection

Synchronome founder Frank Hope-Jones crossed paths with Albert Einstein during a 1935 tour of the United States. While in Philadelphia, Hope-Jones was presented with an award by The Franklin Institute and gave a talk that was attended by Einstein. The two men, who shared a fascination with time, met on board the Queen of Bermuda a few weeks later and the friendly encounter was captured on film by a fellow passenger.

"Stands the Church clock at ten to three? And is there honey still for tea?"

Rupert Brooke