When you came into work, you'd put the pin in "your" number space and push it down. It would ring a bell and stamp a roll of paper (inside) that would show the time next to your number. Check out after work the same way.
Kimberly (aka Kookie) creator of Monsterkookies, "Hygia the MechOwlie" Steampunk Owl. "This is the sixth MechOwlie that I have created, and she has been named Hygia, named after the Greek goddess of good health, as it was made for an oncologist.
“ This remarkable timepiece, possibly the most complicated of its kind in the world, was designed and made by Rasmus Sørnes - in Moss, Norway. Rasmus Sørnes clocks will probably be the last ones ever designed and made by hand by one.