This is an American clock that belonged to a British company located in Bombay. One thing’s for sure: clock collecting is an international endeavor! A Seth Thomas Gallery Clock. Mid 1800’s. As with many of my clocks, I often wonder about their history. This one has an embossed metal plate attached to the face ‘West End Watch Company Bombay, Calcutta’ .
British Colonial Rule
The West End is synonymous with the theater district of London and certainly, this clock is a specimen of British colonial rule of India. This clock came home to retire; I purchased it at an auction in the US where it was originally manufactured. You can hear the gears grinding and clattering louder that the chimes when it strikes.