A nice rare piece of San Francisco Maritime History. Clock has a 9.5 in. Silvered dial signed "Moore & Scott Iron Works, San Francisco, Calif" and National Steam Specialty Co.Chicago; has black incised hour numbers, sub seconds dial and spade hands. Dial has some minor wear to the silver finish. Pierced brass 8 day double spring driven time only movement signed "Seth Thomas, Thomaston, Conn" has a lever escapement and is in running condition. In a forged brass case with hinged bezel and a polished finish. Case has some minor spotting, fine scratches, and wear to the finish commensurate with age and use. The barometer shown in photograph# 4 is not included in the sale, and is only shown as a comparison to a typical 4.5 dial instrument. Moore & Scott Iron Works was founded in 1905, when Robert S. Both men had a background in the foundry business, Mr. Moore had been vice president of the Risdon Iron Works, and Mr. Scott was a superintendent at the Union Iron Works. It was started in San Francisco in 1905 as the Moore & Scott Iron Works , but was soon destroyed by fire resulting from the San Francisco earthquake in 1906.
In 1917, Moore bought out Scott and the name changed to Moore Shipbuilding. In 1922, the company was renamed as Moore Dry Dock Company. It operated primarily as a repair yard. Its shipbuilding capabilities were expanded during World War II building over 100 ships for the U. Moore ranked 82nd among United States corporations in the value of World War II military production contracts.With the end of the war, shipbuilding ceased, but repair operations continued. They also produced structural steel for the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, Oakland Airport, and structural elements for the Paramount Theater at UC Berkeley. Moore Dry Dock Company finally closed in 1961. The yard was notable for its employment of several thousand African Americans, in both skilled and unskilled positions, at a time when they confronted major racial discrimination on the job. At the Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park an inscription honoring the wartime contributions made by the Bay Area Shipyards during World War II states that Moore Dry Dock handled the difficult jobs of production, repair and conversion that slowed overall output in other yards. The posted photographs are an important part of the physical description. Closely view all of them, so you may judge for yourself the condition, quality, and age of the item. The item "Antique Seth Thomas Ships Lever Clock Large 12 Circa 1905" is in sale since Sunday, January 13, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Clocks\Antique (Pre-1930)\Other Antique Clocks".
The seller is "brenda6113" and is located in Temecula, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.