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Gents Pul-syn-etic Edward Glasgow Ship Clock

malloy1

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Just picked up this slave clock, and was wondering if anybody can help me locate the ship it came off?

It's a brass Gents marine clock marked on the face as "Edward Glasgow - Pul-syn-etic", and the movement is marked as being inspected on 9-15-25. I assume that the clock was made for a ship called the "Edward Glasgow" or a ship called "Edward" out of Glasgow, Scotland?

Very heavy brass clock, 5" dial, and I have it running like it should (30-second pulses). Doesn't look like it ran since it was removed from the ship.

I looked on the internet, but couldn't find a ship by either name in commission around 1925.
It would be interesting to find out if the ship was a warship or passenger ship.

I have another Pul-syn-etic clock made in 1931. Very cool 12-inch cast iron clock I have hanging in my kitchen (last picture). Some of my favorite clocks.

Paul
 

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If you look at [MAIN]http://www.glasgowhistory.com/buchanan-street.html[/MAIN] and scroll down nearly to the bottom to a response by a Becca Wilkin, she alludes to a business called Edward & Sons, The Jewellers and Silversmiths Company, Show Rooms 92 and 96 Buchanan Street. I suspect they supplied your slave.

Sorry the link doesn't seem to work but if you copy and paste it into your browser it should be OK.
 

harold bain

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Most likely the whole clock was made by Gents, with the seller's name added to the dial.
 

malloy1

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I did find another marine clock on the net with the Edward of Glasgow name with the same dimensions and look (below), not with the "pul-syn-etic" movement.

I took a couple of photos of the movement on my clock (below). The inspection date of "15-9-25" with the initials "SJ" or "ST" on the movement bridge(below).

My other Gents clock had "28-10-31" with the initials "DM" on the movement bridge. I came across a gentleman (Colin Reynolds) who worked for Gents of Leicester that knew the initials belonged to a fellow worker named Don Maunder. Don must have been on the last few years of working, and Colin must have just started.

Paul

Paul movement sm1.jpg Initial.jpg edward EG3.jpg
 
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