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Responding to a query from me, an expert, Mr. Thomas has been kind enough to send me a clarification. His website http://www.tronico.fi/OH6NT/clocksF.htm is quite interesting and I recommend a visit. The relevant portion of his message reads,
“You have a nice clock. But it is not made in
this factory was active.”
Well, our clock has been with us at least from the 1910s. My grandfather died in 1919.
Reader Anup has left the following comment on the ‘clock’ post
“Kerosene operated fans? That's something I had not heard of, maybe you could explain that to interested people like me, would be nice to now about such technology that existed those days. I remember seeing old clocks such as the one that you mention, in my grand father's house back in the seventies. I am not sure what happened to it because years later, no one is clear about where it went. I love these old clocks, even if they work erratically.”
I am not competent to explain the technology except to say that kerosene is a fuel that produces energy and energy runs motors. In remote places, some who could afford, had kerosene operated fans and refrigerators. I have seen those even from my young days. These products, I believe, are still being manufactured.
An antique washing machine