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Here's a small collection of British Seagull Printed Materials & Memorabilia from over the years. If you've got some old British Seagull advertisements, brochures, magazine articles and/or other Printed Materials & Memorabilia you'd like to share, email me a digital copy and I'll add it to the list.
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This mid 1950's British Seagull wall clock was made in England by Smiths Clocks and Watches ltd. It measures 11inches by 11inches.
British Seagull Clock (22Kb)
Update: Barrie at smiths-clocks.co.uk advised me the clock has a QAT motor which was brought out in 1953 and used for a few years. Smiths brought out two other sectric motors before 1960.
Although made by Smiths clocks and Watches, a name they started to use circa 55, it is not strictly a domestic clock and so does not show in the domestic catalogues of that period.
Most probably, indeed I would say it was virtually a certainty that it was made by "ECS", Smiths industrial company, which used the standard smiths motors. They produced advertising clocks for many companies, Craven A and the one they started with KLG plugs, being two which come to mind.
For a time British Seagull gave out a little "Sailorman" badge with the purchase of every new outboard. This piece of information and photo was provided by the owner, Charles Palfreeman.
British Seagull Badge (15Kb)
The Seagull Refueller (1978?) had a capacity of 1.1 gallons (5 litres) and made of steel with a heavy duty stove enamelled finish. The spout and vented cap were made of heavy duty plastic. The tank was specifically designed so 1 gallon of gas (10 parts) and .01 gallons of 2 stroke oil (1 part) could be added to make up the 10:1 fuel mix. Pretty smart! There was an earlier model of the refueller made of brass.
The Seagull Refueller (29Kb)