LT time recording clock


London Transport Museum

London Transport Museum
United Kingdom

Bus routes have traditionally been supervised by inspectors stationed at the side of the road. Whilst this was an efficient method for monitoring busy routes in city centres, for remote or infrequent services this proved to be expensive to staff. To solve this problem, some 250 clocks like these were installed at termini and turning points. On arrival, the conductor had to insert a special log card which would be stamped with the place, date and time to provide a record of the service. The last was taken out of service in 1972.


  • Title: LT time recording clock
  • Creator: Gledhill-Brook
  • Date Created: 1924
  • Physical Dimensions: 1000mm, 560mm
  • Subject Keywords: Clock
  • External Link: Record in London Transport Museum Collections Online
  • Reference number: 1982/12
  • Physical Description: External steel case, with glazed panel to dial, hinged to allow access to a timber housed recording clock. Slots and handles allow for insetting duty/timecard and recording times.
  • Item location: Acton Depot

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