Seth Thomas Radio Beacon clock

Seth Thomas Radio Beacon clock

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overall: 7 1/2 in x 60 1/2 in x 18 in; 19.05 cm x 153.67 cm x 45.72 cm
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This clock was made by the Seth Thomas Co. of Thomaston CT. Circa 1940 It is a No.71 regulator with a No.68 (ST) movement, very high quality clock. I have the identical clock to this one and although I do not know what my clock was originally used for I have found one other example that was used to control the lights in a lighthouse. Any information you have about your clock regardless of how seemingly insignificant would be greatly appreciated and may help with my research into the history of these fine timepieces.
Thanks for your comment. The clock is a transfer from the Treasury Department, US Coast Guard. It's a Seth Tomas Radio Beacon clock from the US Coast Guard Station, Jacksonville, Florida.

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