What is the connection of FORD and the Semca Clock Co.
Front of clock
Odd. Cool clock, looks mid 30's to mid 50's in design, but the patent is T-era (1925)
I was surprised the other day when I visited a nearby city - there were Ford brand tools like electric drills and grinders at one of the stores? (never seen that brand on electric tools before) http://www.harald-nyborg.se/verktyg.html?manufacturer=82_374
My sixties era Swingline desk stapler has the Ford Oval on it. The cafeteria settings all were marked with Ford as were the pencils.
I am guessing this is clock is a former standard office fixture and that Ford ordered enough where the manufacturer stamped the back for identification.
The patent is most likely for the movement or method of balance/winding.
FYI This is a dash clock from a 1942 Ford deluxe or station wagon. I'm guesting Semca put it in a desk stand for a Ford award.
I'm guessing that they put it in a stand so you can use the clock when sitting at your desk because the desk wasne't big enough to park the car on.
What is the connection with Semca & Westclox? I don't anything in what you've shown that says anything about "Semca", just Westclox.