This is a spectacular, massive, and large and very rare ship’s clock, with a stunning 8" dial and bronze case. This one is from the late 1970’s and comes from the estate of the prominent collector and author, Norm Flayderman.* It features large Arabic indications, twin winding ports (for time and bells), fast/slow adjustment, and original Chelsea key. In perfect original condition and keeps great time. This would the cornerstone of any serious collection. Outer dimensions are 10"Ø x 4" deep, 16 lb.
*Norm Flayderman, collector and author for more than 60 years, died in 2013 at age 84. He published catalogs of antique arms and militaria, and loaned artifacts for exhibits and consulted museums. Norm wrote forewords for 41 books. His own works include: “Scrimshaw and Scrimshanders: Whales and Whalemen”, “The Bowie Knife: Unsheathing an American Legend” and “Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms and Their Values”.