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The Original Co-op Eight Day And Mechanical Clock Mechanisms

The Original Co-op Eight Day And Mechanical Clock Mechanisms

Photograph Taken: September 2004
Photographer: Unknown
Catalogue Reference: 850A
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This archive entry is © Longridge and District Local History Society.

Decision to install the 8 day clock on the Co-op building was made on December 3rd, 1879 at a cost of £45. The grand opening was on Saturday July 18th, 1880. 

Subscriptions were “solicited from the gentry” by a committee of three members and the installation was made by Messrs W.H. Bailey of Salford, Manchester. 

The wind-up eight day mechanism was replaced with a "synchronous electric unit" in the 1950s.

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