We are honored to present a very large and very early Seth
Thomas clock that was made especially for the Ashcroft Manufacturing Company, New York. and bears its logo just
above the 6 o’clock position, and below, “THE MERRILL CO., BOSTON” marking.In the early days of Chelsea and Seth Thomas, they made movements of
large size clocks to be installed by the buyer in cases of their own manufacture. It was a natural collaboration
between ship builders and gauge manufacturers since they had the necessary resources as part of their normal business. In
this instance, the L 10 double wind movement which was first introduced in 1901, is housed in a forged brass case
made by Ashton.
Ashton Manufacturing Co. logo
Seth Thomas cartouche
Seth Thomas, Thomaston, Conn. imprint
of forged case
The large 8 1/2″ dial has Arabic numerals with complimentary
blued steel spade hands. It has a small second counter above the center arbor. There is a lever Fast/Slow adjustment within
the 12 o’clock position. The heavy forged bronze, case was made by Ashcroft. It has a 10″ hinged bezel and
measures 10 3/4 inches in diameter at the base, and is 4″ deep. The eleven jeweled precision all brass time
only movement was rated by Seth Thomas for its accuracy as a chronometer. The clock, with an all brass dial
is otherwise original and in extra fine condition. It is running and keeping precise time right in step with a quartz
time piece. Complete with winding key.Noted clock authority and author Andrew Demeter, has stated
that “Sales number of the giants were surprisingly low…………and the low demand…was a major factor in their
early elimination from the product line. In his research, he was only able to locate 497 giant size clocks out of the
100,000 clocks that were sold between the years 1897 through 1914 by the Chelsea Clock Company. Consequently, large
size is a good indicator of scarcity, and also of value and appreciation potential.
The Ashcroft Manufacturing Company, 87 liberty
St., New York, and Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA. Made internal- and external-spring Tabor indicators, pressure gauges (water,
pressure, atmosphere etc), counters, alarms, indicators, and pipe fitter and machinists tools for steam engines from
about 1852 to the First World War when the company was sold in 1912. Some of their products are still being manufactured today
as the best in the field by the surviving company, Dresser Industries. Their early catalogs dating
back to 1890 are available on the internet.International buyers welcome, but inquire first. We have satisfied
customers in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bermuda, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, France, Germany,
Greece, Holland, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Martinique, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway,
Nova Scotia, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, USVI and the Eastern Caribbean.GUARANTEE OF SATISFACTION:
We guarantee that this clock will be working on arrival and that our description is entirely accurate or your money back.
The only conditions are that an email authorization be obtained within three days, and that the instrument is returned in
its original condition and packaging, and insured for its full value. Unfortunately, shipping charges are not included in
this offer and are non-refundable unless we are at fault. This does not affect our policy on shipping damage which is discussed
PACKAGING: We take great care in packaging
our clocks for shipment which includes bubble wrap, placing in a box, and then placing in a larger box surrounded by impact
absorbent material. However, we are not responsible, once it is turned over to the carrier. Full Value insurance is required.
In the event of damage due to shipping we will assist you in all respects even to filing a claim in your behalf.
Diameter of Dial 8 1/2″
Full Diameter;10 3/4″
Don’t miss the opportunity to buy this magnificent giant size antique clock. It has a majestic
and classic vintage appearance that makes it a perfect addition for your wall or collection.
ACCEPTED FORMS OF PAYMENT
are Bank wire transfer, cashier’s check, money order, or
personal check in which case the item will be
held until cleared. No checks from overseas buyers, no credit cards or PayPal accepted on this item.Copyright 2007 by Land And Sea Collection™, All
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