"Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad Co. * The Little Giant" Seth Thomas No. 2 Regulator in a Fine Solid Oak Case with an Early 3 Piece bottom 36 1/2 inch case. Circa 1913 to 1922 !!!
Date Bracket by Case design = Seth Thomas started making the Model 2 in a 36 1/2 inch long case with the 3 piece bottom in 1913, and ended in 1922. Roman Numerals on zinc Dial.
Has 3 Railroad Provenance Versifiers ; The "P.&L.E." Logo is on the painted Dial, "PLE 622" is also Die Stamped into the edge of the wood Case.
Also has a Printed Paper Label marked "Directions for Putting Up the Clock * Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad Co." also seen in the photos on the inside bottom of door frame. Bottom floor also has most of the Seth Thomas Factory Paper Label.
Brass Model 77-A Movement has been Professionally Cleaned and Oiled on 4-13-2019. Has the 4 through Bolts holding the movement onto the cast iron Mounting bracket. Rectangular Brass Plates with the marked Seth Thomas circled "S/T inside the Diamond Logo".
Measures Standard Size : Overall 36 1/2 inches Long, 15 3/4 inches Wide at Wood Bezel Door, and is 5 1/2 inches Deep.
You have my personal satisfaction guarantee for an 7 Day inspection period on all my 8 day Clocks, or you get a "no questions asked full item refund" (less shipping fees non-refundable)
Shipping ; Will ship out first business day following a Sunday, since it is currently "On Display" in a Sundays-Only Antique Mall.
Or can picked up in-person at the Antique Mall on a Sunday in Adamstown,Pa.
Summary History of Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad ; The Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad (P&LE) (reporting mark PLE), also known as the "Little Giant", was formed on May 11, 1875. Company headquarters were located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The line connected Pittsburgh in the east with Youngstown, Ohio at nearby Haselton, Ohio in the west and Connellsville, Pennsylvania to the east. It did not reach Lake Erie (at Ashtabula, Ohio) until the formation of Conrail in 1976. The P&LE was known as the "Little Giant" since the tonnage that it moved was out of proportion to its route mileage. While it operated around one tenth of one percent of the nation's railroad miles, it hauled around one percent of its tonnage. This was largely because the P&LE served the steel mills of the greater Pittsburgh area, which consumed and shipped vast amounts of materials. It was a specialized railroad deriving much of its revenue from coal, coke, iron ore, limestone, and steel. The eventual closure of the steel mills led to the end of the P&LE as an independent line in 1992.
At the end of 1970 P&LE operated 211 miles (340 km) of road on 784 miles (1,262 km) of track, not including PC&Y and Y&S; in 1970 it reported 1419 million ton-miles of revenue freight, down from 2437 million in 1944.
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