Llewellin's Machine Company Ltd

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Here are some photographs of a very rare (circa 1900) Llewellin Time Check Recorder kindly sent to me by Anna and Andrew Graham from Somerset in England:

Llewellin Time Recorder

 

With this type of time recorder, each worker was allocated a numbered 'check', which were stored on a rack adjacent to the clock and inserted into the machine on arrival at work. With this particilar machine each worker had two checks, one brass and the other copper, one for clocking-on in the morning, the other for the afternoon:
Llewellin Time Recorder Check Board
Llewellin Time Recorder Checks
Llewellin Time Recorder Dial
The dial has two key winding holes; one for the clock spring and the other for the recording mechanism.
The front brass plate has a window to indicate the current clocking-in time period, and 5 slots for workers to put their own numbered 'check' into. The slots all lead to the same internal chute, so any slot could be used and the machine copes with multiple workers at one time.
Llewellin Time Recorder Front Plate
Llewellin Time Recorder Drum

An internal brass drum stamped with 8 different time periods is rotated in synchronised steps by the clock mechanism.

This model clock displays the time periods:

8.00, 8.05, 8.30, 8.35, 8.35-1.45,

2.00, 2.05, 2.05-12.00

Presumably the time settings were customisable when ordering the machines.

When the checks were inserted they fell into a chute which rotates with the central drum and directs them to the corresponding time stamped section of a segmented circular tray at the bottom of the machine.
Llewellin Time Recorder Chute

 

The time period segmented tray at the bottom of the machine is accessible and removable by opening a locked section of the front panel. At the end of the working day the time clerk would record which time section the check numbers were located in, and return all the checks to the check board:

Llewellin Time Recorder Check Door
Llewellin Time Recorder Check Tray

 

 

 

Here are more photographs of an earlier example of the same model recorder kindly sent to me by Bob Simon from the USA:

 

Llewellin Time Recorder
Llewellin Time Recorder
Llewellin Time Recorder
Llewellin Time Recorder
Llewellin Time Recorder
Llewellin Time Recorder
Llewellin Time Recorder

 

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