GENTS BLACK FACTORY WALL CLOCK. Large 18″ industrial clock typically found in factories and railways stations manufactured in England by Gents of Leicester. c.1930. Likely one of many set up in a factory or railway station, this clock retains the original factory black paint in remarkable condition. Original hands now running on a high torque Quartz movement for modern convenience.
Gents’ of Leicester, was established in Leicester, England, in 1872 by John Thomas Gent. For over a century, the company was a well known manufacturer of electrical equipment, in particular its electric clocks, which were used in public buildings and railway stations all over the world.