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Recruiting Clocks

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BrendanLee

I am doing some research into recruiting in Ireland and while reading articles from the Irish Times I read several references to a recruiting clock, as Ireland was required to supply a certain number of recruits in a certain timeframe I am assuming this clock displayed the number of recruits needed and the time remaining. Does anyone know what the display showed or how it worked? The articles made reference to the clock being out of order so it must have had some sort of mechanical parts. Were recruiting clocks a common feature, does anyone have a photo of one?

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barleyfield

Hi Brendan, Found this in Westmeath Independent dated November 23, 1918 

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Jervis

I have no information on recruiting clocks. But I saw this old relic in Newbridge, Co. Kildare today and thought I’d share. Seemed to belong to a William Evans Clock maker - who was apparently clockmaker to the war office! 

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corisande

They seem to have been common, in as much as if you put "recruiting clock" into BNA you get a lot of reference, like

 

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