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Offline Mark Sarsfield

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120V Electric Clock - Ward Rm.
« on: August 08, 2010, 07:31:04 PM »
Guys,

  I need pictures and info on the clock that would have hung in the ward room.  Preferably from a boat that still has the original.

  I'm keeping my eye on this 15" Seth Thomas wall clock on ebay...  http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=310239275217  We still have the wires (taped off) that went to the original.  I'm guessing that it got its power from the lighting circuit.

  I wonder if one of these mentioned in this other post were mounted in there... http://ihc185.infopop.cc/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/990103944/m/6091048402
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Re: 120V Electric Clock - Ward Rm.
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2010, 06:31:50 AM »
As far as I know, all clocks were manual windup, never heard of an electric clock on a submarine, had to give the Quarter Masters something to do.
Tom

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Re: 120V Electric Clock - Ward Rm.
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2010, 08:49:02 AM »
Remember too that we have enough ships clocks for the boat curtisy of Dennis Gilber.  I am still waiting on the cages for the clcks.  I am about to get a new fabricator a the one we have been trying to work with doe not seem to be too interested in the work....

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Re: 120V Electric Clock - Ward Rm.
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2010, 09:12:01 AM »
Roger on all.  Here's what Dennis Gilbert wrote:

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Hi Mark, Those clocks were made up through about the late 70’s. The ward room clock was a 8 day wind-up,  We have a Chelsea 8 day ships bell for the ward room. Rick has the designated clock and it can be mounted anytime.
We never to my knowledge had any electric clocks aboard.
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Dennis

He's not sure why there is a taped off electrical cord behind the clock mount.  My guess is that a light fixture may have been under there at some point.

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Re: 120V Electric Clock - Ward Rm.
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2010, 11:40:06 PM »
Seth Thomas Mk 1 deck clock... 8 day wind up.  Used aboard virtually ALL subs up to 1962 as far as I can tell.

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