Interesting Find - The Army's Timekeeper
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    Interesting Find - The Army's Timekeeper

    Found this in the collection on Saturday. It is a most interest "Army" dial. Boer War or WWI not sure. font is very early style.
    Its an important piece, as we rarely see dials like this, two time zones, 24 hour and 12 hour AND marked "in Camp" and "at home"
    Note it "IN" camp but "at" home
    Also clearly states "The Army's Timekeeper"







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    Re: Interesting Find - The Army's Timekeeper

    Any reason why army is spelled Aarmy's
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    Re: Interesting Find - The Army's Timekeeper

    Quote Originally Posted by tinknocker View Post
    Any reason why army is spelled Aarmy's
    I don't think that it's a double A, more likely weird calligraphy. As a person with a handwriting that a lot of people complain about (fancy enough to be hardly legible), I don't consider this dial inscription as containing a spelling error, I've seen a lot of writing "ornaments" looking like extra letters.
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    Re: Interesting Find - The Army's Timekeeper

    Quote Originally Posted by mkws View Post
    I don't think that it's a double A, more likely weird calligraphy. As a person with a handwriting that a lot of people complain about (fancy enough to be hardly legible), I don't consider this dial inscription as containing a spelling error, I've seen a lot of writing "ornaments" looking like extra letters.
    Correct and agreed.
    I suspect writing with enamel a fine script like that is also not so easy.

    One point, I error in saying a 24 hour dial, both are 12 hour, one Arabic, one Roman numerals
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