Speaking Clock Service 80th Anniversary Thimble

£7.95
The speaking clock service in the United Kingdom was introduced on 24 July 1936. The voice was of a London telephonist called Ethel Jane Cain who won a competition with a prize of 10 guineas to find the right voice. To obtain the service the caller would dial letters TIM (846) on a dial telephone; however this code was only used in the telephone system of the cities London, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool and Manchester at this time. The time announcements were made by playing short, recorded phrases or words in the correct sequence. In the early 1990’s the number to call was changed to 123, the number we still use today

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The speaking clock service in the United Kingdom was introduced on 24 July 1936. The voice was of a London telephonist called Ethel Jane Cain who won a competition with a prize of 10 guineas to find the right voice. To obtain the service the caller would dial letters TIM (846) on a dial telephone; however this code was only used in the telephone system of the cities London, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool and Manchester at this time. The time announcements were made by playing short, recorded phrases or words in the correct sequence. In the early 1990’s the number to call was changed to 123, the number we still use today