The radioman's clock is pictured on a view of a Liberty Ship Radio Room below.

The close up photo is of my radioman's clock just like the one in the radio room photo.





Below are pictures of a Seth Thomas mantle clock movement. I picked this up at the De Anza swap meet a year ago. It was in pitiful condition. Rusty, all bushings were full of sticky green stuff that used to be oil. The oil and grease was the consistency of chewing gum. I paid the seller $10 for it. When I took it home my wife said "YOU PAID $10 FOR THAT PIECE OF JUNK!"

Both mainsprings were broken. It looked like the chime mainspring had been broken for a long time. I assume the clock movement was used until the time mainspring broke.

The clock was manufactured about the year 1895. Total restoration cost was less than $20

As you can see this clock works below are a mess. It was quite a challenge to get it working again.


I ordered both mainsprings from a clock parts supply company in Oregon. As you can see the clock was field stripped and cleaned with carburetor cleaner and de-rusted.

Please note the innovative pendulum bob, a 2 ounce fishing sinker.


Here is the clock completed and running with a newly made "tombstone" case. The chime is a brass bell instead of the standard gong that were typically used on clocks of that vintage. The clock is accurate to about 1 minute a week.


The photos of the disassembled clock were used to help in re-assembly after the movement was restored.