Lot #260. Antique Soviet Chess Clock
Antique Soviet Chess Clock.
This offering features an Antique Soviet Chess Clock with two metal cased timing mechanisms mounted within a black plastic housing. This mechanical analog clock features wind-up mechanisms which can be independently stopped by pushing a button atop the clock which employs metal strips to engage one of the escapements, thus causing that timing mechanism to stop. The dial has the words”Made in USSR” printed on its face. Both the movements are in good working order. The housing is in excellent condition with no damage.
These Soviet chess clocks date from around 1950, These Timers were used in many clubs and could be found in use at tournaments of all levels throughout the Soviet Union and satellite countries in the mid 1900s.