Seth Thomas Canadian What station could my Seth Thomas be from

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Any idea what CPR station this clock would be from/

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  1. a station out west,

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  1. John Robert

    John Robert Registered User

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    What a wonderful site for people like myself who like clocks and watches.
    One of my favourite clocks is my Seth Thomas "World" CPR railway Station clock. It's a 30 day clock.
    Back in the sixties, when the CPR was closing most of their stations, much of the furniture that was in the stations, including the clocks was given by the CPR to the retirees association in order to collect funds for that association.
    I went down to Windsor Station in Montreal to see their collections, and fell in love with the clock mentioned above.
    If anyone is familiar with these clocks, I would love to know from which station it's from. Maybe some of the information in the clock would help; The number 661 is marked inside, as the date of the last inspection; September 3 1959.

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  2. Kevin W.

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    Very nice RR clock. Its a keeper for sure. I dont know of any way to tell what station these clocks came from.
     
  3. John Robert

    John Robert Registered User

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    many thanks, ....I'm going to try to find the CPR retiree association if it still exists. Maybe someone there would have a clue.
     
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  4. Willie X

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    I'm sure their were many records made about your clock but it most likely resided in many locations. There was often a maintanence schedule where clocks were swapped out on a schedule. Or, the clocks were left to run and quickly swapped out when something went wrong.

    I personally know of a big natural gas pumping station that has run continuously since 1955. All the records were kept by the time on 2 - Seth Thomas 1-Day 6" boiler room style clocks. They swapted them out on a maintence schedule, or when they no longer agreed with each other. This system was in use until about 1980 when the plant was upgraded.

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    Welcome to the board, John.

    The label indicates that a Mr. Pickersgill was the Inspector and he was located in Winnipeg.

    Could the clock have come from Winnipeg?

    Regards.
     
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  7. John Robert

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    Many thanks for the great input. GREAT!!!
     
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