A Knocker-up was a profession in England before alarm clocks were affordable or reliable. It was their job was to rouse sleeping people so they could get to work on time. They used a heavy stick to knock on the clients’ doors or a long and light stick, often made of bamboo, to reach windows on higher floors. Some of them used pea-shooters. The knocker-up would not leave a client’s window until sure that the client had been awoken.

A Knocker-up was a profession in England before alarm clocks were affordable or reliable. It was their job was to rouse sleeping people so they could get to work on time. They used a heavy stick to knock on the clients’ doors or a long and light stick, often made of bamboo, to reach windows on higher floors. Some of them used pea-shooters. The knocker-up would not leave a client’s window until sure that the client had been awoken.

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I'd probably still sleep through it. They need to make one that gets cold..I deff wake up when Aaron gets up because the bed is freeeeezing then!

I'd probably still sleep through it. They need to make one that gets cold..I deff wake up when Aaron gets up because the bed is freeeeezing then!

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leManoosh collates trends and top notch inspiration for Industrial Designers, Graphic Designers, Architects and all creatives who love Design.

leManoosh collates trends and top notch inspiration for Industrial Designers, Graphic Designers, Architects and all creatives who love Design.

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A Knocker-up was a profession in England and Ireland that started during and lasted well into the Industrial Revolution and at least as late as the 1920s, before alarm clocks were affordable or reliable. A knocker-up’s job was to rouse sleeping people so they could get to work on time.

A Knocker-up was a profession in England and Ireland that started during and lasted well into the Industrial Revolution and at least as late as the 1920s, before alarm clocks were affordable or reliable. A knocker-up’s job was to rouse sleeping people so they could get to work on time.

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Voice Control Wooden Box LED Alarm Clock Digital Desk Clock Thermometer Calendar at Banggood

Voice Control Wooden Box LED Alarm Clock Digital Desk Clock Thermometer Calendar at Banggood

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Vintage Flip Clock Alarm Clock / Braun Phase 2 / Orange Table Clock by Dietrich Lubs / Retro 70's Germany / Yellow & Black on Etsy, £135.24

Vintage Flip Clock Alarm Clock / Braun Phase 2 / Orange Table Clock by Dietrich Lubs / Retro 70's Germany / Yellow & Black on Etsy, £135.24

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A Wooden LED Alarm Clock and Wireless Bluetooth Speaker from GOgroove
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Art Deco Radio -- appears to be refinished Bakelite (brought back to original color)

Art Deco Radio -- appears to be refinished Bakelite (brought back to original color)

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Smith Metal Arts "Radius One" desk clock designed by William Sklaroff

Smith Metal Arts "Radius One" desk clock designed by William Sklaroff

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