Pigeon clocks were notorious in Belgium in the mid 19th century for racing Homing Pigeons. These clocks were used to record a serial number which corresponded to a band on the pigeon's leg. The clock was set and sealed. When the pigeon returned, the owner removed the band and placed it in a slot in the clock which recorded the pigeon's official time. An average speed was calculated for the pigeon based on the time stamp in the clock. Manufactured by Plasschaert in approximately 1910, this clock is missing its paper slip.
Materials: Wood, Metal, Glass
Dimensions: L 10" x W 7" x H 10"
Item #: AC16-73
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