Moncton (2 Editions)

Only two Pequegnat models were fitted with 15 day movements that was the "Moncton" and the "Regina". It was a double spring movement with a Graham dead beat escapement.

I love their advertising for this clock that stated: Specially adapted for Railroad Stations, Public Buildings and Offices, where accurate time is required.

The "Moncton" came in two basic styles: The 1st Issue which was 33 1/4 inches high by 15 1/2 inches wide with the triangular bottom. The 2nd issue of the clock has a height of 33 1/4 inches and a width of 16 inches with a rounded bottom. The 2nd issue clock is also found with cases that measure 35 1/4 inches in height. 

The "Moncton" model was one of the clocks used by the Canadian National Railways (CNR). The CNR clocks have a three or four digit number prefixed by the letter "R" stenciled on to the dial. CNR also used other clock models such as the Seth Thomas "World" model for their station clocks. These clocks were also marked with the Rxxx stencil.

The "Moncton" was first featured in the 1913 catalogue and the again in the 1918, 1920 to 1925 Wall Clock catalogues and the Pequegnat's final catalogue put out in 1928.

You see  "Monctons" up for sale from time to time, but they are getting harder and harder to find. There are six "Monctons" in my collection.

* For information on the Graham Dead-Beat Escapement check here.