The clock that cost its inventor millions

One of the world’s first digital clocks, which was made by a man in his shed, has been sold at auction. Thomas Bromley, an engineer and amateur inventor, created his Digitron Electric Clock in 1961 at his home in Hull.
He held the patent to the design for three years but chose not to renew it – potentially costing him millions. The prototype sold for £460 to a UK buyer, more than the £400 it was expected to fetch, when it went under the hammer in Beverley, East Yorkshire… More here.

That appears to be a very low price for something so significant.



Categories: Watches

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