Item MC/F/79Q - Master Clock for Glasgow School of Art

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Master Clock for Glasgow School of Art


  • 1910 (Creation)

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This master clock was provided by the Glasgow firm of Dykes Brothers. However, the stylised clock face with distinctive numbering is likely to have been to a design by Mackintosh. Electrically operated, the 'master' clock' powered all the numerous wooden 'slave' clocks by means of an electrical pulse every 30 seconds. This item was assessed for conversation in 2010 as part of the Mackintosh Conservation and Access project (2006-2010), and then again in 2018 following the fire in the Mackintosh Building in June 2018.

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This item is currently on display in The Glasgow School of Art's Reid Building. For access information please email

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GB 1694 MC/F/79Q

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GB 1694

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ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description - Second edition


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