80 years of the speaking clock
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The speaking clock: 80 years of accuracy

On 24 July 1936, the talking clock spoke for the first time.

The talking clock was originally designed for people who did not have a watch or clock to hand.

Over its 80-year lifetime four people have voiced the talking clock; Ethel Jane Cain, Pat Simmons, Brian Cobby and most recently, Sara Mendes da Costa.

  • 24 Jul 2016
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