CIRCA 1905 , PREVIOUS TO 1900 THIS COMPANY WAS KNOWN AS THE CLEVELAND ELECTRIC MANUFACTURING COMPANY, AROUND 1900 IT WAS INCORPORATED AS THE AMERICAN WATCHMAN'S TIME DETECTOR COMPANY. CHECK THE DETEX LINK ON THE HOME PAGE TO SEE A DIFFERENT EXAMPLE.
THIS UNIT COULD HAVE 3 STATIONS, BUT IS ONLY SET UP FOR ONE. Glass is 9.5 inches square
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American Watchman's Time Detector
Later example serial # 10430 circa 1919 (35 station 22 inch square) pics above show Seth Thomas #10 chart drive,mechanism and Petis and Randall sticker. The two above are from the Bill Kapp collection.
the above clock comes from a private collection. A gorgeous 60 beat self winding movement that appears original to the case. The screw holes in the back match perfectly to the self winding bracket. Note the door opening from right to left which is typical on these Watchman clocks. I can't see where the watchman's device was mounted , if it ever was. I would expect it to be on the left side of the case, with the paper dial centered between the Clock dial
FROM AN EBAY AUCTION SITE. ITS AN EMPTY CLEVELAND ELECTIRC CASE WITH WHAT APPEARS TO BE TWO SHELVES. I KIND OF DOUBT THAT IT SHOULD HAVE SHELVES. THE MOVEMENT THAT GOES IN THIS CASE SHOULD BE THE SAME AS THE AMERICAN OR MORSE. I TRIED TO BID ON THIS BUT MY 77 DOLLAR BID AT THE LAST MOMENTS WAS OBSOLETE BEFORE I ENTERED IT. IT WENT FOR $211 ON 12/16/04. EBAY ITEM 2293245097
Below are some billheads and a 1900 ish catalog. I left out 4 pages of testimonials