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US M2 Message Centre Clock


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It is a US Army message center clock made by the Chelsea clock company of Boston, Massachusetts who also made ships clocks etc.
This model was first produced in 1943. It has a 12 jewel, 8 day Chelsea 12E movement with a 11 jewel detachable lever escapement, sweep second hand.
It is mounted in a dust proof and moisture proof black phenolic case with a 6" dial with an hour, minute and second hand.
It has another hand for a second time zone. This is slaved to the hour hand
The time is set by moving the hands forward with you finger. You should not move them backward as that will damage the movement
The US military used these from WW2 to the Vietnam War. The M-2 model was made until 1970. These were used in the field to mark the time when a message was received.
This one also has its wooden box to protect the clock. It also holds the brass key.

For sale for £400.

Located in France




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