As war progressed in Europe, material shortages were ever present. This like most things translated into changes in the presentation of clocks constructed for the RAF. Elliot’s for example made large mantel clocks from spare mahogany back boxes that were then vanerred in oak. Surplus dials and hands were also used hence the ornate hands of these dome top clocks. This clock I recently purchased is missing it’s glass sadly but is in original condition. The internals of the clock show how the old back box was plugged and old hatches and peg holes were covered over with the vaneer. The rear door is made of unvarnished tiger oak. This clock has a 1941 Elliot movement.
From the fantastic Aeroclocks is this 1941 Elliot fusee white dial wall clock. The dial has been restored and the case cleaned. The movement has been serviced and keeps time fantastically well. Due to appear on my website which is going live in August I thought I would preview a few of the items I will be listing for sale.
Due to my usual trip offshore with work I haven’t been able to publish my website sadly and start selling clocks. I am however working in it on my down time and have started listing a few items for sale. I return on the 22nd and am looking to publish the site on August 6th. Listed for sale will be some 14 inch white dial clocks,a small mantel clock, a large mantel clock, some folding Air Ministry chairs, Air ministry captains chairs and a few items of RAF station wares. Fingers crossed my website building novice skills don’t shine through too badly.