Contact Us

The Invention of the Time Clock

Clock
Getty Images, photo by Reg Speller

In almost every occupation, when at work, we punch in and we punch out, we use a time clock to determine how long we have been on the job. These days’ computers have taken the place of the time clock, but it was thanks to the industrial revolution that keeping track of workers time became necessary. Before factories became the key source for employment in the country most people were paid a dollar a day and worked from sun up to sun down.

On November 20, 1888, Willard Bundy, a jeweler from New York, invented the time clock and a year later started mass producing them. As more and more factories had more and more workers making an hourly wage, not a daily wage, keeping track of workers time became necessary. Probably the most famous time clock is Thomas Edison’s, after his death they found the last time he clocked out at was 7:10 am.

More from B98.5

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://b985.fm using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on B98.5 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on B98.5 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!