Ships Clock - Liberty ship

by Bill
(New Braunfels, Texas)

My father salvaged this clock from a liberty ship in the Panama Canal Zone. The clock is a Seth Thomas Brass ship's clock or engine room clock.

The face of the clock is 8 1/2 inches in diameter with an overall diameter of 10 1/4 inches. The second hand is a large hand from the center axis of the clock. It is a time only 8 day clock.

One of my father's titles at work was "Chronometer Maker". He was the one that performed all the maintenance on the clock. It was my job to climb up on a chair and wind the clock every Sunday.

Stamped on the movement of the clock is the number "42 - 4" and the number "5160". Could this be the date of manufacture and serial number of the clock? What value might this clock have?

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