Associated-Rediffusion In-Vision Clock

Made:
1956 in London
maker:
Unknown

Associated-Rediffusion in-vision clock, 1956, designed by Leslie Mitchell, features a lion and a gryphon, and spinning 'adastral'. The original on-air clock shown before programmes on the ITV television channel, Associated-Rediffusion, from October 1956 to 1964.

Associated-Rediffusion in-vision clock, 1956. This is the original on-air clock which was shown before programmes on the ITV television channel, Associated-Rediffusion, from October 1956 to 1964, when the channel's name changed. In 1955, Leslie Mitchell, who had been one of the original pre-war BBC television announcers, joined Associated-Rediffusion. Realising that the new company didn't have an in-vision clock, he designed this heraldic clock, featuring a lion and a gryphon, and the spinning 'adastral' above the clock face. It was nicknamed 'Mitch' after him.

Details

Category:
Television
Object Number:
2016-5001
Materials:
aluminium alloy, glass, wood (unidentified)
type:
clock
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
  • timepiece
credit:
Associated-Rediffusion
status:
title/provenance unknown

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