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Postby francovendee » 28 Jul 2020, 8:27am

AH! the clocking on machine.
I hated these things. If you arrived after the hour, even a minute, you were docked a quarter of an hour. One dodge was to repeatedly clock in. The resulting mess of ink on the time card was unreadable :roll:
I was rarely late for work and even if early I'd start my job. Losing pay for time already given to the firm really annoyed me. I ended up sorting it with the foreman who new I was a good timekeeper. He signed the card and I didn't lose out.
After I bought a motorbike being late was thing of the past.

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Postby reohn2 » 28 Jul 2020, 8:33am

Bonefishblues wrote:Sign of the times (see what I did there?) that I expected a social media thread ;)

Yep I clocked that one :wink:
It is media and not antisocial,so you've got to hand it to Mick he's all keyed up on it,after all it's a mechanism for a change of the time(s).

Mick being a chap who goes to bed early,I'm surprised he isn't woken up at midnight with all the chiming clocks about the place :shock:
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Postby Mick F » 28 Jul 2020, 10:55am

reohn2 wrote:Mick being a chap who goes to bed early,I'm surprised he isn't woken up at midnight with all the chiming clocks about the place :shock:
:lol: :lol: :lol:

You get used to things.
If we have people stay, I'll stop them.

Four ticking away in the livingroom and a Westminster Chimes in the spare bedroom.
The clocking-in clock gives a loud clunk as the shift-pattern cams go past the time mechanism.

As for fooling the timekeeper by repeatedly pulling the handle if you're late ........... one, there's a loud bell when you do it, and two, the shift-pattern changes from blue ink to red ink, so even if you can repeatedly move the handle without alerting anyone with the loud ringing of the bell, the smudge of ink would be in red! :lol:
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Postby merseymouth » 28 Jul 2020, 11:06am

Well all, The Covid mess has left many with time on their hands, but MickF of course has his hands on his time! :D :D :D
We are all too accustomed to living with the soul-less quartz motion device, noise or no noise the fact that they don't involve a well thought out mechanical motor just doesn't excite folk!
Add the beauty of a well proportioned carcass to the motor and it becomes a good life mate. Enjoy. IGICB MM

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Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 28 Jul 2020, 11:12am

Hi,
My first day of work was at a technical college.
You had to clock in that was to get you used to working in a factory when you went out into the big wide world.
Funnily enough my last job you also had to clock in too, Many people still have to clock in today it's not really a thing of the past.
The trick is really if you're late don't clock in, then tell the foreman you forgot :P
I think the policy today is something like if you're more than three minutes late you lose something like 10 - 15 minutes.
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Postby Morzedec » 28 Jul 2020, 11:16am

"Government to issue £50 vouchers to get old clocks mended"

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Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 28 Jul 2020, 11:20am

Hi,
Funny I thought it was £50 vouchers to repair your bike, NHS staff will also get help, well they've already given them pedelecs in Cornwall.
but only 50,000 vouchers and it's first come first served? People will probably be falling over themselves to get the vouchers and then not really riding a bike.
I know nothing about the ride to work scheme for pushbikes?
But I know a couple who have just brought some bikes on the scheme, Electric bikes too, Are they included?
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Postby fausto copy » 28 Jul 2020, 12:57pm

This is my clock, handed down to me from my Grandad many years ago.
It was thought it was bought for him (and Grandma) as a wedding present.
They got married around 1920 but lately someone has dated the clock to around 1930.
Apparently it's German by manufacture.
It's wound once a week but we don't bother with the chimes as they used to keep me awake all night.
However, now I'm deaf as a post, it might be worth a try, as Mrs.C can sleep through anything. :lol:
The last time I couldn't get it going, a local farmer specialising in old tractors and lawnmowers fixed it. :wink:
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Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 28 Jul 2020, 3:52pm

Morzedec wrote:"Government to issue £50 vouchers to get old clocks mended"

:wink:
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Postby Mick F » 28 Jul 2020, 7:31pm

fausto copy wrote:This is my clock ............
Beautiful! :D
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Postby dodger » 28 Jul 2020, 9:08pm

Hate hate hate ticking clocks, ticking our lives away. Particularly as I've got much older and there's much less time left.

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Postby philvantwo » 29 Jul 2020, 1:12pm

Just more tat for other people to get rid of!

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Postby fausto copy » 29 Jul 2020, 5:02pm

Well, hopefully nobody with have to get rid of my clock, as my 7 year old Grandson has already fallen in love with it, and hopefully it will last another 100 years.

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Postby Mick F » 29 Jul 2020, 7:45pm

+1
:D
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Postby jimlews » 30 Jul 2020, 8:01pm

"Vee haf vays of making you TOCK" !