Seth Thomas 4 Face clock at NAWCC entrance

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    Seth Thomas 4 Face clock at NAWCC entrance

    In another thread (in Vintage I believe) a question was asked about the four face clock at the entrance of the NAWCC. It is a beautiful clock which greatly contributes to the visual image of the NAWCC Museum entrance. And it is often used as a representative image of the NAWCC itself. Judge its beauty for yourself:



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    I asked Carter Harris, the museum curator, what it was. It is a Seth Thomas! And it turns out the Museum lobby displays an identical movement to what is in the clock

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    It is quite compact compared to tower clock movements. Since it does not have the height for for weights to fall that a tower clock movement has, the apparent length is magnified by a series of pulleys on the weight - a clever use for a block and tackle system (Unfortunately, not pictured.)

    Enjoy the pics!

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    (Note the clock outside in the background...)

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    The escapement.
    Last edited by Eeeb; December 15th, 2013 at 02:33.
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

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    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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