A lovely vintage Time Recorder, all original.
This one must have been made toward the end of the era for mechanical, spring-driven punch clocks. This machine came to me in very good overall condition and required only a good cleaning.
I did dismantle the movement for cleaning and some of the Time Recording mechanism.
As you can see, this machine requires the employee to sign a signature pad that has a role of paper that advances after the lever on the side is pulled. The recorder will print the time under the employee’s signature.
Amazingly, as I removed the paper that was still in the machine, there were signatures on the paper role together with times and dates from 1970!
Now, I could disclose who punched in late that day. However, there is a chance that they may see this and be none too happy.