Many years ago I observed this Seth Thomas Street clock in one of California's most out-of-the-way towns, Guadalupe. The clock stands in front of a jewelry store with no name. The proprietor, then very elderly, told me this clock and an identical clock in nearby Santa Maria was bought before the turn of the last century. When asked if the clock was for sale, his reply was "give me your card." "Everybody wants to buy it but they don't want to buy my watches." He showed me a cigar box full of business cards from passers by who wanted the clock. The owner claimed that the two clocks were shipped "around the horn" to save shipping cost and that it cost more to have the clocks brought by train from San Francisco, 200 miles North, than the cost by ship from New York to San Francisco!