J. Jessop & Sons

J. Jessop & Sons California


Stock #: 195664
Type: Postcard
Era: Chrome
State: California (CA)
Publisher: Arts & Crafts Press
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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This wonderful clock is twenty-one feet high and has 20 dials, 12 of which tell the time of all nations (or principal cities of the world), as well as the hour, minute, second, month and day of the week. The clock is jeweled by native San Diego stones of the Tourmaline, Topaz, Jade and Agate which were mined by the Jessops and cut in their own shop. Every part of the intricate mechanism was designed and made by hand in the Jessop shop. It is the most completely jeweled and the finest made street clock in America, and the first clock of its kind every built in a retail jewelry store. The motive power is a 200-lb. weight and it winds itself automatically by electricity. It took 15 months to build. The massive clock was exhibited at the State Fair in Sacramento in 1907, and awarded a gold medal
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