WWII torpedo timer designed by Charles Frodsham

WWII torpedo timer designed by Charles Frodsham



Circa 1944

Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Other Maritime Antiques, Chronometers & Deck Watches, Timekeeping, Maritime


A rare WWII one minute torpedo timer designed by Charles Frodsham, made by Robert North & Sons, Bushey. Circa 1944.

Numbered: W.2575

A large electro-mechanical chronograph used to time the flight of a torpedo, housed in a oak case with twin locks and inset handles.

12 inch dial, each 10 seconds are subdivided in to tenths, and each tenth further subdivided in to ten.

There are other known examples at the Frodsham Museum London, and The Royal Australian Naval Armament Depot.

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GB Hatchwell Antiques

Hatchwell Antiques is based at 533 King's Road, Chelsea, London.
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