STAR BRASS MFG. CO. / BOSTON, MASS. Seth Thomas Marine Lever. TT101

This clock marine lever clock features and engraved brass dial that bears the name of the retailer, “STAR BRASS MFG. CO. / BOSTON, MASS.” This company was a manufacturer of pressure gauges for all purposes and was in business for many years. They purchased clocks from companies like E. Howard & Co., the Chelsea Clock Co., and the Seth Thomas Clock Co., and had their name engraved onto the dials. Clocks like this were sold to a number of their clients since they looked very similar to their steam gauges. By putting their name on the dials, they clocks also served as a form of advertising for their firm.

This Seth Thomas made timepiece is designed to run 8-days on a full wind. The movement bears their die-stamp on the front plate. It is powered by two coil springs and regulated by a balance wheel escapement. As a result, it is designed to run in a somewhat of a hostile environment in terms of possible vibrations to the case. This case is made of brass and has been protected with a light lacquer finish. The case measures almost 10.5 inches in diameter and is 4 inches deep. Please note the wonderful shaping of this hinged bezel. The bezel features a push button latch assembly and is fitted with glass in order to protect the 8.5 inch diameter dial.

This engraved dial is brass and retains its original silvered finish. The information on this dial is engraved into the surface. This includes the “S.T.” for Seth Thomas at the top, the “STAR BRASS MFG. CO. / BOSTON, MASS.” above the hour numeral 6 and the number “616 “ at the bottom. The time or minute ring is closed. The hours are marked with Arabic style numerals. A subsidiary seconds dial is located below the numeral 12. The timing adjustment can be made by the lever which is located on the front of the dial with in the hour numeral 12. This clock was made circa 1900.

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