Alarum Clock ~1855

Alarum, or cooking clock

Alarm Clock – New Kitchen Invention.

AlarmClock1855

No microwave timer? No smartphone alarm? No problem! Check out this newest and most handiest of inventions, the alarum, or cooking clock. (Alarum is the British spelling)

Victorian-Alarm-Clock-Description

Note the N.B. – If the fire isn’t the correct temperature, the alarm clock will not serve much of a purpose. Makes complete sense, but not something I would have though of.

Source: Soyer’s Shilling Cookery for the People, 1855.

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