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    USAAF Large Wall Clock

    I acquired a set of four working US military WW2 clocks yesterday. (Army, Navy and Air Force)

    All are keeping good time.

    Amongst these is a very nice USAAF Seth Thomas wall clock.

    This is a large 8 inch dial with 8 day/24 hour mechanism. The mechanism is dated 43.

    Does anyone have a photograph or where were these used in the US military air force in UK ?

    Headquarters, Control Towers, Briefing rooms etc ?

    Not much information on them around.

    I found it interesting that it is marked United Sates Army Air Forces (plural)...
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    Kind Regards,

    Brian

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    Cracking acquisition, Brian.

    The folks at Burtonwood Museum may be able to tell you more about them and, if needed, offer it/them a home.

    Anon.

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    Mike I have a friend who was a member of their organisation. I will dsicuss with hiem when he gets back from hols.
    Kind Regards,

    Brian

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    Chelsea Clock Co

    I have a couple of the Chelsea Clock Co clocks; they came in a large batch of surplus clocks/instruments via DRMO Disposal at RAF Molesworth.

    One has a nameplate and a stores Stock Number sticker on the back the other nothing.

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    Regards

    Dave

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    Dave I had a friend bring back from US a book on the history of the Chelsea Clock company.

    One of the appendices is the dates when the clcoks left the factory by mechanism.

    As you know each clock has a unique mechanism number. this is also scratched into the back of the bakelite case and can be cross referenced to get the date.

    There are lists on the internet but they are in 5 year blocks. The book has them day by day.

    I admit having a preference for Chelsea over Seth Thomas. I also had an M. Low variant once.

    I currently have 6 Chelsea clocks working in my office.
    Kind Regards,

    Brian

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