Seth Thomas WW II U.S. Maritime CommissionShips Bell Brass Clock

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The stand, a $75.00 value, is included!

is a very rare, vintage, eight day, striking bell clock with a 6″ black face that was made for the U.S. Maritime Commission
by Seth Thomas, and carries the number 19698 on its face. It has a 115 A, 7 Jewel movement which is stamped, Patent Oct 25,
1921 and dated 1-44. This is the equivalent to Chelsea’s similar design, both being made to the same WW
II military specifications. The mechanism is housed in a very heavy, forged bronze deep case with screw on bezel which
has a maximum diameter of 7 3/4″ at the rear, and is 4″ deep. It is keeping excellent time compared to a the National
Bureau of Standards time and the bells’ ring in the correct sequence. The stand is  included at no additional charge.

 of US Maritime Commission brass bulkhead clock image
Face of Maritime Comission brass clock image
  Near flawless face over the back view
with hammer adjustment plate

CONDITION: This fine clock is in remarkable condition and shows only the normal patina
of age. It has a movement which is bright and clean and the dial is near blemish free. The case shows some minor marks of
handling. The clock has been recently serviced by a master clock smith, and the movement is keeping very good time and rings
the ships’ bells in the correct sequence, with a strong resonance and distinctive tone. Since it is almost 70 rears
old, we recommend it be wound about every four days for best timekeeping. 

Seth Thomas Ship's Bell movement image
Example of the No. 115 Seth Thomas’ Ship’s Bell type movement

PROVENANCE: From a former submariner’s private clock collection. It
was sold to help finance his daughters college education.

Forged bronze case with screw on bezel. The six inch face has a four inch viewable area. The black dial is acid etched
and filled in white with Arabic numerals and Arial lettering. The precision made 8 day, No.115 movement has 7 jewels, and
a compensated balance wheel and Breguet hairspring and spade style hands which have been repainted.


Case max diameter 5 3/8“
Front Bezel  7 3/8“
Dial 6″ visible area 5 1/2“                       Depth  4”
Weight    8 lbs.  8 3/4 oz.

Left quarter view of ship's bell Maritime Commission clock image
Right Quarter view of ship's bell Maritime Commission clock image
polished brass case and near flawless face
Side view showing reproduced antique stand
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