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Object Name Clock, Ship's
Catalog Number 2000.21.156
Collection Timepiece
Other Name Ships Bell Clock
Date 1880
Description Ships bell clock with 30-hour lever escapement movement stamped E. N. Welch Mfg. Co.
Strikes on large cast bell bolted to back of case. Nickel-plated brass case. Dial marked "Ships Bell-- H.H. Ham Jr. Patents May 6, 1879, Mfd. Only By The E.N. Welch Mfg. Co. Forestville, Conn. U.S.A." Label on back reads "Ham's Ship Bell Clock . . . With new fine movement adjusted to strike "The Bells" The hands may be turned backward to conform to the daily changes in Latitude and Longitude Without interfering with the Strike. Great care has been taken to make this movement perfect in every particular so that the purchaser may rely on it's running well and striking correctly."

Movement differs from patent model and drawing.
See Bulletin No. 289, pp. 226-229. Count wheel is different from Seth Thomas or Waterbury shown. See also 96.2, E.N. Welch catalogs 1885, 1889-90.
Maker E.N. Welch Manufacturing Company
Material brass, wood, glass
Place of Origin Forestville, Connecticut, USA