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!!!
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