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Subject: Speaking Clock is 70 today

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/06 at 2:08 am

The Speaking Clock, which tells the time to thousands of callers each day, is celebrating its 70th birthday.

The service, which is available on dialling the number 123, was founded in 1936 and went nationwide in 1942.

The accuracy of the time given has improved from within one-tenth of a second to within five-thousands of a second - or five milliseconds.

BT says the clock itself is "the size of a small suitcase", compared with the first clock which was about 8ft long.


Subject: Re: Speaking Clock is 70 today

Written By: whistledog on 07/24/06 at 2:22 am

Happy 70th to the Speaking Clock 8)

We used to have a service like that over here.  Not sure if we still do though

Subject: Re: Speaking Clock is 70 today

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/06 at 2:24 am


We used to have a service like that over here.  Not sure if we still do though
The reports say that the service is still regularly used today.

Subject: Re: Speaking Clock is 70 today

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 07/24/06 at 2:29 am

I've called ours here in the states a couple thousand times. I like her voice  ;)  happy 70th to a automated time recording

Subject: Re: Speaking Clock is 70 today

Written By: Chris MegatronTHX on 07/24/06 at 6:47 am

Wow, I never even knew about this.

Subject: Re: Speaking Clock is 70 today

Written By: nally on 07/24/06 at 2:22 pm

Neither did I. :o

I do happen to know that today is the 70th birthday of Ruth Buzzi, an actress/comedian best known as a cast member of "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In."

Subject: Re: Speaking Clock is 70 today

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 07/24/06 at 9:44 pm

He's been depressed since Dial-a-Joke broke up with him, said he was too dull and predictable!
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