WWII USAAF Seth Thomas Sector Clock. Original and working
Scarce WWII USAAF Sector Clock
We are offering for sale a Rare Seth Thomas WWII U.S. Army Air Corp Sector Clock with Key and in Working Condition.
When the US Army Air Force was operating jointly with the RAF in the Allied Tactical Air Force from D-day onwards, they like the RAF used the sector method of plotting aircraft movements. The American sector clock is the same model as a US Navy bulkhead clock made by Seth Thomas, with a face that has the same five-minute segments of an RAF sector clock. It was used in tracking the movements of enemy aircraft from information gathered from observers in the field and from mobile radars. The clock looks very different from a RAF sector clock but the same sequence of colours (red, yellow and blue) were used in the five-minute segments of each quarter of an hour.
The clock measures 10" across the top of the dial. The clocks face, lucite covering and Bakelite case are all in great condition and work as they should. On the dial of the clock is a control module to speed up or slow down the clock. The Clocks movement is dated 11/43 and has the ST stamp ‘Made in the USA’ along with the number 516.
The Bakelite case is stamp on the back with the GE (General Electric) mark. The cork seal on the door is intact and the glass retaining wire ring is present. The winding key is attached with a chain.
This is a rare and hard to find piece of Military History. These clocks are a tribute not only to WWII but to the Seth Thomas Clock Company. They are considered by many to be some of the best clocks that were ever made.
Shipping is high on this item due to Insurance. Buyers may collect from Norfolk
Overseas buyers must contact me about overseas postage costs.