Venner Type No. A40 vintage nickel chrome stop watch, circa 1950s
A nickel chrome keyless 300 second recording stop watch
Venner Ltd of New Malden, Surrey were specialists in the manufacture of timers, synchronising clock systems and timing switches. The advertisement below was placed in the September 1950 issue of the Horological Journal and shows an example of the Venner Type ‘A40’ stop watch. As the advert explains, these stop watches were primarily designed for electricity meter testing. The stop watch is started, stopped and reset via the crown. The central seconds hand completes one revolution every 10 seconds and each 10-second interval is recorded on the subsidiary dial at the top of the dial.
[M] Venner calibre 1-66 manually wound movement, lever escapement, 11 jewels, fast beat mono-metallic balance [D] white dial, black Arabic numerals for 10 second graduations, red ‘0’, subsidiary dial for recording 10-second increments, black outer track calibrated to 1/20th of a second, blued steel hands, dial numbered 13815 [C] nickel chrome case with snap-on cuvette and hinged case back [S] dial signed
Depth to centre of crystal: 18mm
This stop watch has been tested and is in working order, however, it has not been serviced. This stop watch is sold with a six month guarantee.