Thirty Two inch Lackawanna Railroad Gallery Wall Clock illustrating "Phoebe Snow" Passenger Train Line Advertising & Poem !!!

Clock would have been purchased by the Erie Lackawanna Railroad stations circa 1900 to 1903 : "Phoebe Snow" campaign was first launched around 1900, but then the "E.N. Welch Clock Co." was sold out to Sessions Clock Co. in 1903.

Then on November 15, 1949 the Lackawanna Railroad inaugurated a "New Streamlined Passenger Train" named after its long-dormant promotional symbol. The "New Phoebe Snow" represented the modernization of the Lackawanna passenger train fleet, and its image. The new train became Train No. 3 (westbound) and No. 6 (eastbound), which previously had been assigned to the railroad's formerly premier train, the "Lackawanna Limited". The Phoebe Snow ran on a daylight schedule between Hoboken, N.J., and Buffalo, N.Y., a trip of 396 miles, in about eight hours. The train was discontinued in 1966.

This clock was made by the "E.N. Welch Clock Company" the factory Paper Label is still inside the back wall of the case.
This massive 32 inch Gallery Wall Clock contains it's Original 8 Day Time & Strike Movement and Dial Graphics.
Not only does it Strike the Hours on a Coil Gong, but also rings a small Bell on each half hour.

Movement has a Brass Property tag #200, and has been Ultrasonically Cleaned, and oiled on 7-19-21, and is keeping good Time.
The Lakawanna Railroad was later acquired by the Pennsylvania Railroad which added their paper instruction Label onto the interior of the Trap Door. See all photos.

The Overall measurements : 32 inch Stacked Layered Wood Case Diameter, with a 24 inch Dial, and 6 1/2 inches Deep.

Shipping : Shipping out on first business day following a Sunday, since the clock is currently On-Display in a "Sundays Only" Antique Mall in Adamstown, Pa. Can be seen in-person on Sundays at the mall, between 7:30 AM. until 4:00 PM.

Historical Notes ; E.N. Welch was absorbed by Sessions in 1903...

The actual "Phoebe Snow Passenger Train" took 8 hours every day to run between Hoboken, NJ. and Buffalo, NY.
Phoebe Snow was an imaginary Woman, accompanied by a Poem, which was developed by the Lackawanna RR for their Advertising campaign.

Phoebe Snow was a fictional character created by Earnest Elmo Calkins to promote the Lackawanna Railroad.
The advertising campaign was one of the first to present a fictional character based on a live model. The original artwork was painted by Henry Stacy Benton, who worked from a series of images of a model, "Marion Murray Gorsch". Later, she was photographed in a variety of railroad activities while dressed in a white gown. Standing in for the cool, violet-corsaged Phoebe character of the paintings, Gorsch was one of the first models to be used in advertising. (ref.) Many thanks to Wikipedia.

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Authentic "Phoebe Snow Passenger Train Advertising Clock" from the Lackawanna Railroad made by Welch Clock Co. circa 1900 to 1903 !!!

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