Lot 470
Seth Thomas US Maritime Commission Ship’s Radio Room Clock, mid 20th century

the silvered dial with secondary GMT hour hand and orange radial ‘radio silence’ indicators, and outer ring indicating four second alarm intervals, in a turned brass case with screw down bezel


Est. $200/300
Realised: $264
Auction Date: 11/09/2017


Note: After the Titanic disaster, the Radio Act of 1912 mandated a 24 hour radio watch and twice hourly four minute periods of ‘radio silence’ in order to listen for distress signals from other vessels.


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