Seth Thomas 1st Generation External Bell Ships Clock, Great Lakes Steamship
Offered is a late 19th c. The clock was originally nickle-plated, but typical of one of these century-old clocks, the nickle had worn off considerably and with just a quick cleaning on a buffing wheel, the underlying solid brass case and bell polished up to a beautiful luster. Now, for those who bemoan the removing of “patina”, let me remind you that brass on ships was either kept polished or painted and never allowed to look “grungy”! At the same time, I adjusted the two “hammers” to produce a nice resonating ring with no “double-strike”. There were no jeweler markings to indicate any work done in the past, so I cannot say that it won’t need a professional cleaning of the works in the future. The only real sign of age is some wear to the silver plating of the dial around the perimeter, and I did not polish the hammers inside the bell, as they are not seen. The item “SETH THOMAS 1ST GENERATION EXTERNAL BELL SHIPS CLOCK, GREAT LAKES STEAMSHIP” is in sale since Tuesday, January 14, 2020. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maritime\Maritime Clocks”. The seller is “reissrecollections” and is located in Port Huron, Michigan. This item can be shipped to United States.