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 clean 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. There business included marine castings and logging machinery. Amongst their logging products were donkey engines - small, steam powered engines that burned wood for fuel, which were a valuable innovation in early logging. The original name is the "Dolbeer Logging Engine", named after inventor John Dolbeer in 1881. The donkey engine was used for dragging logs through the forest, or lifting and carrying them on an aerial cable tramway. In 1906, the Moore & Scott foundry burned to the ground in the great San Francisco earthquake and fire. However, by May of 1906, they had resumed business, the first foundry to recover from the tragedy. In 1917 the Moore family bought out all of the Scott family interests, and changed the name to Moore Shipbuilding Co, and then Moore Dry-Dock Co in 1922. 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 Monday, October 1, 2018. 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.