[Image of the APD night watchman's clock]

Description:

Photograph of the Night Watchman's clock used by Chief Cribbs for the Arlington Police Department in the mid 1930s. It contained a roll of paper that recorded the time and location of the watchman when he inserted a special key from the location he was checking. A special key was housed at each location. It continued in use until the early 1950s at which time officers were required to hand check and note the locked doors to businesses.

Creator(s): Unknown
Location(s): United States - Texas - Tarrant County - Arlington
Creation Date: 1930  
Partner(s):
Arlington Public Library
Collection(s):
Arlington Police Department Collection
Usage:
Total Uses: 246
Past 30 days: 13
Yesterday: 0
Creator:
Unknown
Date(s):
  • Creation: 1930
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas - Tarrant County - Arlington
Era
Into Modern Times, 1939-Present
Date
1930-1960  
Description:

Photograph of the Night Watchman's clock used by Chief Cribbs for the Arlington Police Department in the mid 1930s. It contained a roll of paper that recorded the time and location of the watchman when he inserted a special key from the location he was checking. A special key was housed at each location. It continued in use until the early 1950s at which time officers were required to hand check and note the locked doors to businesses.

Note:

High resolution image available upon request from Arlington Public Library.

Physical Description:

1 photograph : col. ; 8 x 10 in.

Language(s):
Subject(s):
Keyword(s): photographic prints | Arlington Police Department Museum
Contributor(s):
Partner:
Arlington Public Library
Collection:
Arlington Police Department Collection
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: Police Pictures 018
  • OTHER: 652634
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth176219
Resource Type: Photograph
Format: Image