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#: 765

DESCRIPTION: Chelsea Clock Co., Boston, Mass., for Ashcroft Mfg. Co., New York, engine or ward room clock, 8 day, time only, spring-driven jeweled balance wheel movement in a nickel-plated brass case with locking hinged bezel, 8 inch silvered dial with subsidiary seconds, the Ashcroft trademark, small lettering reading "The Charles Ward Engineering Works / Charleston, W. VA.", and bold lettering reading "U.S.L.H.S. / GREENBRIER".
CONDITION: The case is dented on the left side of the rear flange. The nickel plating has worn off in places on the bezel. the silvered dial has some fine spots of tarnish or bad lacquer. There is some light rust on the steel hands. The pointer for rate adjustment is missing, as is the bezel glass and bezel lock key. The movement is dirty, but ticks. Movement serial number 7541. The USLHS Greenbrier was a paddlewheel steamer which served as a river tender for the United States Lighthouse Service. Built by Charles Ward Engineering Works of Charleston, West Virginia, the Greenbrier went into service in 1924. The steamship operated on the Ohio river from its base in Cincinnati. The ship was transferred to the newly formed Coast Guard in 1939 and remained in commission until 1947. An image of the USLHS Greenbrier can be seen at
ESTIMATE: $1200 - $1600
CIRCA: 1902
DIMENSIONS: 10.5in x 10.5in x 3.75in