Greenwich Shepherd Gate 45cm Wall Clock, 24-Hour Analogue Dial
Own a Shepherd Gate 45cm clock, exclusively available from the home of Greenwich Mean Time. A stylish 24-hour analogue clock that will make a statement on any wall, with its bold monochrome face, and matte black metal casing.
What makes this clock unique?
Our Shepherd Gate 45cm clock is the only one you will find the same as the clock that sits at the gate of Royal Observatory Greenwich, the first clock ever to show Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) directly to the public.
In terms of the distribution of accurate time into everyday life, it is one of the most important clocks ever made.
The original Shepherd Gate clock displayed the time of the ‘motor’ clock inside the Observatory, which was a true technological breakthrough: between 1852 and 1893, Greenwich time was sent via telegraph wires to British cities and beyond, suppling hundreds of local time signals.
How do you read a 24 hour analogue clock?
A 24-hour analogue clock, made to our high standard of finish, and with its large 45cm size, is a unique conversation piece for any wall in your home or office.
The minute and second hands are conventional, but the hour hand goes round the dial once in 24 hours. Thus, at midday the minute hand points to the top, at ‘0’, but the hour hand points to the bottom, at ‘XII’.
Where can I see the original clock?
Designed by Charles Shepherd of Leadenhall Street, the ‘motor’ and ‘sympathetic’ Shepherd Gate clocks were installed at the Royal Observatory in 1852.
Our smaller scale replica, faithful to the original, has black lettering that reads:
“Shepherd Patentee, 53 Leadenhall STT London, Galvano-Magnetic Clock”.
To see the Shepherd Gate clock in action, you’ll find it outside the Royal Observatory in Greenwich Park, London.
- 45cm diameter
- 8cm wide casing, in matt black finish
- Glass window
- 2 movements. One is for the main clock movement, and the other counts the seconds
- White face with black roman numerals for hours, and Arabic numerals for minutes
- Smaller dial counts the seconds with black hand, and Arabic numerals
- Elegantly shaped black hour and minute hands
- Supplied with 2 AA batteries (we are sorry we can’t send these to our overseas customers due to postal restrictions)
- 3.6kg boxed weight
- Affix to wall by hanging the casing on a sturdy wall screw and plug
- Guaranteed for 1 year for mechanical defects in manufacture
- Indoor use
- Made by Lascelles
Our exclusive Greenwich Shepherd Gate 45cm Wall Clock is part of our gift collection inspired by Time & the Prime Meridian.
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Custom Prints (those which are customised by choosing a size and frame) take a little longer due to being made to order. Please see our Delivery & Returns page for more information.
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