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"LA-ALHAMBRA LOFTS" Sydney, Australia,Mario Corral

Racing Pigeon Clocks & Timers
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This page I wil devote to my collection of Racing Pigeon Clocks & Timers again I started with an old "Benzing" oak-cased pigeon racing clock...and now I have almost 100.

The TURNER PIGEON TIMER
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This timer would have to be amongst my favourite ones in my collection.

Antique wooden cased clocks
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Pigeon Clocks or Timers as some of us may call them have been around since the late 1800,s.
They are used to calculate the speed of the Racing Pigeon as it heads back to its home Loft.
A rubber band/marker -ring is fitted to the pigeons leg and upon its arrival toits loft,its owner will remove this special band and insert it into the clock/timer inside a "Thimble" and turn a lever thus "recording" the time the bird arrived home.
Then back at the club house that evening "VELOCITY" is determined by yards/metres per minute ...quickest time is the winner.
Today ,they have computer clocks which can be connected to ones computer at home,the rubber bands are replaced with rings with a microchip in them which sends a signal to the computer clock,without the owner having to handle the bird at all!!!

AUSTRALIAN TIN LIZZIES
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The beauty of Tin Lizzies is that not one is the same as they were all individually handmade

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