AUCTION : 0518


Clock, Watch, Jewelry, Nautical Instruments & Antiques Auction

Clocks & Clockmaker's Shop featuring rare French Industrial Series
Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 10:30am: LOTS 1 - 598
Preview: Saturday, May 19 at 8am to 10:15am. Limited Watch Preview Extended Until 12pm.

Precision Timepieces, Important Watches, Nautical Instruments, Marine Clocks, Jewelry & Antiques
Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 10am: LOTS 599 - 1192
Preview: Saturday, May 19 at 8am to 10:15am & Sunday, May 20 at 8am to 9:45am 

The Manchester Downtown Hotel (formerly the Radisson Hotel), Manchester, NH

Lot#: 775

DESCRIPTION: F.W. Elliot, England, "Royal Air Force Operations Room Plotting Clock" or sector/radio room style clock, 8 day, time only, spring-driven, fusee movement in a beech case with polychrome painted metal dial that was used in conjunction with observations and radar to track and intercept enemy aircraft during the World War II.
CONDITION: The movement and case are genuine Elliott, but this is NOT a true war time RAF timepiece. Rather, it was assembled from various Elliott parts and a dial painted to make it look like a RAF clock. The beech case has lost most of its finish. Painted metal dial is flaking and needs to be stabilized, but the RAF logo and outer ring used to color-code 5 minute intervals is still in good shape. The fusee has a chain and ticks when the crutch is moved manually. Pendulum is absent. One wooden peg is also missing. Signed movement is dated 1942.
ESTIMATE: $300 - $500
CIRCA: 1942
DIMENSIONS: 18.5in x 18.5in x 6.5in