British Chess Company      

Ultra-rare chess timer from British Chess Company (1891-1903). According to the research of Alan Fersht, this timer might have been called ‘The County’ and produced early 1900th. Truly marvelous design with mahogany case and brass fittings. Optically it strongly reminds the ‘Jacques Congress Timer’ produced by BCC’s main competitor ‘Jacques and Son’, nevertheless inside it is still unique and uses German movements from the Carl Werner (1870-1913). Photo: George Thomas vs. Herbert Jacobs on the British Chess Championship in Malvern (8-19 August, 1921).