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
Chelsea Clock Co., Boston, Mass., for Ashcroft American, Bridgeport, Conn., for U.S. Lighthouse Service, deck clock, 8 day, time only, spring-driven jeweled balance wheel movement in a nickel plated case with hinged bezel, 6.5 inch white painted dial reading "U.S.L.H.S., Hollyhock" indicating that it was once installed aboard the U.S. Lighthouse Service tender "Hollyhock", movement serial number 99703
CONDITION: The nickel plated case is tarnished with some brass showing through at the edges. The painted dial is in good condition Seconds hand is not original. Blued steel hands have some oxidation. Glass is loose. The movement serial number indicates that it was made in 1914, making it two decades older than the ship named on the dial. The movement is dirty, but ticks. Images of the U.S.L.H.S Hollyhock can be found here: http://amhistory.si.edu/onthemove/collection/object_1074.html. The U.S. Lighthouse Service tender "Hollyhock" was built in 1937 at Defoe Boat & Motor Works in Bay City, Michigan. Designed for coastal service, the Hollyhock was in service until 1982.
ESTIMATE: $800 - $1000
PRICE SOLD: $1000
DIMENSIONS: 8.75in x 8.75in x 3in