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Nom de l'objet : Clock
Catégorie de l'objet : Tools and Equipment for Science and Technology
Discipline : history
Matériaux : wood
Numéro d'accession : 974.1.583.1-.4.P
Nom de la collection : PENITENTIARY COLLECTION
Fabricant : Eco Magneto Company
Province d'origine : New York
Pays d'origine : United States of America
Province d'utilisation : New Brunswick
Pays d'utilisation : Canada
Culture : american
Date de début de production : 1888
Date de fin de production : 1920 P
Description : A very large clock made of wood, About 6 feet high. On glass door says "Eco Magneto Watchman's Clack C.D. Bernsee, NewYork, May 1 1888, When clock was made.
Commentaires : The Eco Magneto watchman's clock was an early example of an electrical watchman's clock. George Fessenden of Boston patented an electrical system in 1887 that used a magneto to generate a signal that would be recorded by a central station. Earlier electric watch clock systems were more vulnerable to tampering and used batteries which were costly. The Eco Magneto system used a single wire leading from the remote station and a separate return or ground wire leading back to all stations. This made it difficult for anyone to create a short and send false si
Fonctions : This electric watchman's clock was used at the Dorchester penitentiary. The Dorchester penitentiary was opened in 1880. It formed part of the first wave of new prison construction after Canada came into being in 1867.
Signature : Eco Magneto Watchman's Clock C.D. Bernsee, New York, May 1, 1888
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Ville de l'établissement : Dorchester
Province de l'établissement : New Brunswick

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