Vintage Orange Galet Terraillon Kitchen Timer designed by Roger Tallon
A plastic pebble-like design icon, the “Galet” kitchen timer was designed by Frenchman Roger Tallon for the Italian company of Terraillon in the 1970s. It is a simple effective design, comprised of two halves of a squashed “sphere”, with the upper half rotating to wind up and choose the time delay which is visible in white text on a black dial through the small lozenge-shaped window. The timer is attached to a 14 inch / 36 cm loop of rope allowing it to be hung up or carried. The timer emits a ringing bell when the delay has elapsed and the timer will run for up to 60 minutes.
This one is the orange variation (you may have also seen yellow and red versions) and it is in good condition overall, with just some minor superficial surface wear. It is fully functional.