Seth Thomas Corsair Vintage Ships Bell Clock~circa1971~yellow Brass Case~reblt For Sale

SETH THOMAS CORSAIR~CIRCA 1971

CLASSIC SHIPSBELL CLOCK,CORSAIR~1971 IS LISTED IN NOTED AUTHORITY TRANS DUY LY,SETH THOMAS CLOCKS AND MOVEMENTS,THIRD EDITION,VOLUME 2,PAGE #763,CLOCKS VALUE LISTED AT 450.00 IN THE 2005 PRICE GUIDE,8 YRS OLD! TAKE A LOOK AT MY OTHER RESTORED SETH THOMAS CLOCKSIN MY store, FOLLOW THE LINK IN THE LISTING

DESCRIPTION AND FEATURES

THIS 1971 CIRCA SHIPS BELL CLOCK,CORSAIR MODEL,#E537-000,SELDOM SEENIN THIS PRISTINE CONDITION,IS EQUIPPED WITH A4 1/2 INCH SCREW TYPE WEATHERPROOF BEZEL AND HEAVY BRASS CASE,THE GLASS IS ORIGINAL AND PERFECT,THE BEZEL HAS A COUPLE OF SMALL NICKS AS SEEN IN THE PICS,THE DIAL AND SETH THOMAS SIGNATURE SPADE STYLE HANDS ARE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION,THE SETH THOMAS 7 JEWEL MOVEMENT WAS SERVICED AND REPAIRED AS NEEDED,THE BRASS CASE WAS RE-POLISHED AND LACQUER FINISH HAND RUBBED OUT,OVERALL THIS CORSAIR ISIN EXCELLENT CONDITION,CLOCK DIAMETER IS5 3/4 INCHES,DEPTH IS 4 INCHES,note:THE STAND USED IN THE PICS IS FOR DISPLAY PURPOSES ONLY,IT IS NOT PART OF THIS sale,IF YOU NEED A STAND I HAVE A FEW AVAILABLE.PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME,MICHAEL,PH#301-751-7701,WITH ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS,OFFERS ARE CONSIDERED,MANY OTHER SHIPS CLOCKS ARE AVAILABLE.

IT IS NOT OFTEN YOU FIND ACORSAIR SHIPS BELL CLOCK FULLY RESTORED,CLASSIC ANDGLEAMING A PLEASURE TO VIEW –OUTFITTED WITH THE FINEST GERMAN MADE 7 JEWEL RACK AND SNAIL STRIKE 8 DAY MOVEMENTFULLY RESTORED ,READY FOR A LONG AND HEALTHY LIFE .

THECORSAIR CANBE GIVEN AS A GIFT OR FOR DISPLAY IN A SPECIAL AREA OF THE HOME OR ON-BOARD YOUR BOAT.VERY VERSATILE IN PLACEMENT FLEXIBILITY, AND AN EXCELLENT PRESENTATION IN LITERALLY ANY AREA OF THE HOME,WORKPLACE AND CERTAINLY ON BOARD YOUR BOAT.

THIS SETH THOMAS IS ACLASSIC AND EYE CATCHING SHIPS BELL CLOCK – A DELIGHT TO VIEW, AND JUST THE RIGHT SIZE - EASY TO DISPLAY IN ANY DECORATIVE SETTING. THIS CLOCK IS SURE TO PLEASE,I KNOW I WILL MISS IT IN MY SHOP

ON THE DIAL THE TIME MAINSPRING WINDINGARBOR IS LOCATEDAT THENUMERAL4 AND THE STRIKE MAINSPRING WINDINGARBOR IS AT THENUMERAL 8. ABOVE THE11 IN THE CHAPTER RING IS THE SILENCE LEVER FOR THE SHIPS BELL STRIKE,IT IS REVERSED ON THIS MOVEMENT,ABOVE THE 1 IN THE CHAPTER RING IS THE SPEED ADJUSTMENT LEVER.ALSO THE CORRECT WINDING KEY IS PROVIDED.

THE SHIPS BELL STRIKE SEQUENCE IS AS FOLLOWS INCLUDING A BREIF HISTORY.

As early as the 15th Century, a bell was used to sound the time onboard a ship. {Time, in those days, was kept with an hourglass}.The bell was rung every half hourof the 4 hour watch. A 24 hour day was divided into six 4 hour watches, except the dog watch (16:00 - 20:00 hours) which could be divided into two 2 hour watches to allow for the taking of the evening meal.

Middle Watch

Midnight to 4 AM (0000 - 0400) Morning Watch 4 AM to 8 AM (0400 - 0800) Forenoon Watch 8 AM to Noon (0800 - 1200) Afternoon Watch Noon to 4 PM (1200 - 1600) First Dog Watch 4 PM to 6 PM (1600 - 1800) Second Dog Watch 6 PM to 8 PM (1800 - 2000) First Watch 8 PM to Midnight (2000 - 0000)


The bells were struck for every half-hour of each watch, with a maximum of eight bells. For instance, during the Middle Watch you would hear the the following:

00:30 1 bell
01:00 2 bells
01:30 2 bells, pause, 1 bell
02:00 2 bells, pause, 2 bells
02:30 2 bells, pause, 2 bells, pause, 1 bell
03:00 2 bells, pause, 2 bells, pause, 2 bells
03:30 2 bells, pause, 2 bells, pause, 2 bells, pause, 1 bell
04:00 2 bells, pause, 2 bells, pause, 2 bells, pause, 2 bells

At eight bells your watch was over! All other 4 hour watches followed this same procedure except the Dog Watches.

At the end of the First Dog Watch, only four bells were struck, and the Second Dog Watch bells were struck like this: 6:30 PM, one bell; 7 PM two bells; 7:30 PM, three bells; and at 8 PM, eight bells.

Since 1915, all U.S. Merchant vessels over 100 gross tons have, by law, divided the crew into three watches, working four hours on and eight hours off, and turning the dog watches into one evening watch.

RESTORATION DETAILS

THE GERMAN MADE SETH THOMAS EIGHT DAY #132-071 RACK AND SNAIL SHIPS BELLSTRIKE MOVEMENT,WITH 7 JEWEL PLATFORM ESCAPEMENT, HAS BEEN PROFESSIONALLY INSPECTED AND CLEANED WITH ULTRASONICS. ALL WORN PIVOT BUSHINGS WERE REPLACED, AND BOTH THE TIME AND STRIKE MAINSPRINGS WERE UNLOADED, PROPERLY CLEANED AND INSPECTED, LUBRICATED, AND RELOADED INTO THE MAINSPRING BARRELS. MAINSPRINGS ARE A CRITICAL COMPONENT THAT TRANSMIT POWER TO THE ENTIRE GEAR TRAIN,PROPER MAINTENANCEWILL ASSURE EXTENDED AND RELIABLE LONG TERM PERFORMANCE. ALL OPERATIONAL ASPECTS WERE INSPECTED AND CORRECTEDAS REQUIRED,ENSURING THAT THEMOVEMENT IS READYFOR MANY YEARS OF RELIABLEOPERATION. THE MOVEMENT WAS THEN PROPERLY REASSEMBLED, LUBRICATED AND ADJUSTED

WHY TAKE A CHANCE ON AN ANTIQUE CLOCK WHOSE MECHANICAL CONDITION IS IN QUESTION,YOU CAN REST ASSURED OF MANY YEARS OF RELIABLE OPERATION WHEN YOU PURCHASE ONE OF MY ANTIQUE SETH THOMAS CLOCKS ON !

~THECORSAIR ~ 1971 IS OFFERED WITH AND all offers are considered,AND I WILL LET THE COMMUNITYDETERMINE THE FINAL SALES VALUE OF THIS FINE ANTIQUE TIMEPIECE!

PAYPAL IS THE PREFERRED METHOD OF PAYMENT AND PROTECTS YOU, THE BUYER; OTHER FORMS OF PAYMENT MAY BE ACCEPTED ON PICKUP - PLEASE CONTACT ME TO MAKE ARRANEMENTS. IF PAYMENT IS NOT RECEIVED WITHIN3 DAYS OF sale-END,THEITEM WILL BE REPORTED AS UNPAID ANDIN DEFAULT UNLESS OTHER ARRANGEMENTS ARE MADE WITH SELLER.

~BUYER WILL PAY SHIPPING. USPSIS THE PREFERRED SHIPPING METHOD; IF OTHER ARRANGEMENTS ARE NEEDED,PLEASE CONTACT ME. SHIPPING AN AVERAGE SIZE MANTLE CLOCKS IS USUALLY IN THE $30-40 RANGE, PLUS INSURANCE. FOR LARGE AND HEAVIER MANTLE CLOCKS, SHIPPING WILL RUN IN THE $40 TO 50 RANGE,ALL OF MY SETH THOMAS ANTIQUE CLOCKS ARE FULLY RESTORED IN ALL WAYS, UNLESS SPECIFICALLY STATED OTHERWISE. I TAKE GREAT PRIDE MAKING SURE THAT EACH AND EVERY ONE OF MY CLOCKS IS METICULOUSLYRESTORED,HOWEVER WITH ALL MECHANICAL CLOCK MOVEMENTS, SOME ADJUSTMENTS MAY BE NECESSARY WHEN SETTING UP AFTER SHIPMENT, AND THE CLOCK IS SOLD AS IS.


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