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These photographs compare the clock face at the Hay Street end of London Court in Perth with Le Gros Horloge, or the Great Clock, at Rouen in Normandy, France, on which it is based. An article in The West Australian newspaper in 1937, and repeated on…

In this article from The West Australian in 1937, the arrival of two clocks destined for London Court in Perth, Western Australia is announced. They were delivered to Fremantle by Mr H. Hope-Jones, managing director and founder of the Synchronome…

Image of London Court in Perth, Western Australia. London Court is an open air retail shopping arcade that runs between St George’s Terrace and Hay Street in the centre of Perth. The building was commissioned in 1936 by WA entrepreneur Claude de…

Images of “The Tournament of Armoured Knights” at London Court in Western Australia. In a window above the clock at the Hay Street entrance, these four mechanical knights joust at the chiming of every quarter hour on the clock. Each of the four…

Image of “The Tournament of Armoured Knights” at London Court in Western Australia. In a window above the clock at the Hay Street entrance, these four mechanical knights joust at the chiming of every quarter hour on the clock. Each of the four…

This article from the Western Argus provides details of two clocks that were to be installed in London Court. After noting the accuracy of the clocks, which were designed to lose no more than a thousandth of a second per hour, the author provides a…

Images of ‘St George slaying the Dragon’ at London Court in Western Australia. Located in a window above the clock at the St George’s Terrace entrance to London Court, 'St George slaying the Dragon' is a feature consisting of animated figures…