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GENTS & COMPANY OF LEICESTER (1872-1981)

Huge 'Gents of Leicester' Wall Clock (c. 1950 England)

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Huge 'Gents of Leicester' Wall Clock.
This English 1950's wall clock is in superb, fully working condition.
Made by Gents of Leicester, this vintage clock is an impressive size and would look superb in a kitchen.
All original, the painted face and hands, now powered by a high quality torque, battery operated movement.
Now in Miles Griffiths antiques in Clitheroe, Lancashire.

Dimensions

Height: 69cm (27.17")
Width: 69cm (27.17")

GENTS & COMPANY OF LEICESTER
Type Artist/Maker
Country of origin Leicester
Started working 1872
Stopped working 1981

Gents' of Leicester, also known as Gents & Company Limited, was established in Leicester, England, in 1872 by John Thomas Gent. For over a century, the company was one of the main manufacturers of electrical equipment, and particularly its electric clocks, which were used in public buildings and railway stations all over the world.

The company also produces telephones, electric bells, transformers, alarm systems, signalling and recording equipment, and electrical parts of aircraft communications and radar. The company had a workforce of several hundreds at its height.

Its main design and manufacturing centre and headquarters were at the Faraday Works in Temple Road, Leicester; but after World War II, the company expanded into nearby Kibworth.

In 1981, Gents' of Leicester was taken over by the international organisation Chloride, and was known as "Chloride Gent". In 1982, the company was sold by Chloride to the MK Electric Group, and was then known as "Gent Limited". The factory at Kibworth closed, and only a few jobs remained at the central Leicester works.[2] In 1993, the company was acquired by Caradon/Novar; and in 2005, it was taken over by Honeywell, and has been known as "Gent by Honeywell" since. Still based in Leicester, the company is now mostly involved with fire detection and alarm systems.

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Miles Griffiths Antiques

Miles Griffiths Antiques
Unit 2 Deanfield Court
Link 59 Business Park
Clitheroe
Lancashire
BB7 1QS

Contacts: Mr Miles Griffiths
Telephone: +44 (0)1200 443658
Mobile: +44 (0)7864 104004
Website: www.milesgriffithsantiq...
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Involved in the Antiques trade for over 22 years, dealing in mainly antique English furniture and antique decorative accessories from 1700-1960's.