No doubt inspired by Ruth Ewan's French Revolutionary 10 hour clocks around Folkestone for 2011 Triennial

- here are a few, more soon...

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Ruth Ewan clock in Folkestone

ruth ewan clock in folkestone
French Revolutionary clock on the Leas Folkestone

I began to discover a new interest in old table clocks.

Here is a carefully chosen selection of vintage table clocks for sale in our shop:


1960's Angelo Mangiarotti table clock

1960's classic Selticon table clock by Angelo Mangiarotti

- a space age sculpture, c.24cms. tall



Richter West German 1960's clock Richter West German table clock

Richter 1960s West German table clock,signed,



Alessi cronotime table clock Alessi table clock 1960's

Alessi Cronotime table clock, 1988 first issue,sold


Smiths electric mantel clock simulated onyx Smiths electric mantel clock

Smiths 1950's electric mantel clock with simulated onyx surround

c.12" high, fully working


dancing ballerina clock

fully working musical ballerina clock c.1950s


1970s nurse's watch sold

elegant 17 jewel lady's wristwatch sold

stylish c.1960s ladies Bulova/ Christian DIOR wristwatch, on slim leather strap,


Europa Travel clock (working)
Estiva Travel clock with date (working)

Coral (Japanese) windup travel clock with unusual push button (battery operated) panel sold

Westclox leather cased windup travel clock(working) £55

Europa windup travel clock (working) £25

Westclox windup travel clock (working) £25


scarce c.1900 miner's pocket watch holder

striking 1930s wall clock, reputedly from Barkers Department store, Kensington London
(fully working with battery fitting)




I have collected a few images of past FLORAL CLOCKS that have been displayed on the Leas.

now just planting, no clock. As you can see it is a fine tradition. Folkestone has a strong military connection, so

in recent times the themes/sponsors seem to often relate to the services.

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Burma Star Association July 2020
Royal British Legion centenary July 2021
Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee June 2022
King Charles lll Coronation May 6th 2023

and here is a famous Swiss floral clock in Geneva (which probably keeps perfect time!)



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