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Seconds-Beat Regulator and Calendar Clock

From American Horologist magazine, December 1938

A Seconds-Beat Regulator and Calendar Clock built by Mr. James Kane. This clock employs the Graham Dead Beat Escapement, has Harrison's maintaining power, a siderial dial and calendar showing the date and month. Mr. Kane made the working drawings and special cutters.

The plates have a Butler finish and are lacquered. Mr. Kane is also a student of the Elgin Watchmakers College. 

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