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HISTORIC GIANT CHELSEA CLOCK
We are honored to present a very large and very early Chelsea
clock that was made especially for the American Steam Gauge & Valve Manufg. Company, Boston, MA. U.S.A. who in turn had
it ornately inscribed for one of its customers, THE WISCONSIN ENGINE CO.
In the early days of these companies, and this clock was made only about
ten years after Chelsea was founded, they made movements of large size clocks to be installed by the buyer in cases
of their own manufacture. It was a natural collaboration between ship builders and gauge manufacturers since they had the
necessary resources as part of their normal business.
Housed in very compact Case
This clock is an example of such cooperation. The large 8 1/2"
dial has classic Roman numerals with complimentary blued steel moon hands with a small second counter above the center
point. There is a early form Fast/Slow adjustment which requires a special size key (included). The heavy forged bronze case
was made by ASGV Co. It has a lockable hinged bezel and measures 10 1/2 inches in diameter, and is 4 1/8" deep.
The precision all brass gilt movement with early style decorated platform is signed "Chelsea Clock Co. Boston U.S.A."
and its serial numbered is either 58852 or 68852 which dates it at the earliest 1905 or the latest 1910 -- only 10 years
from when Chelsea's operations started. The clock is
totally original fine condition. It is running and keeping precise time. Complete with winding key.
According to Andrew Demeter's, "Chelsea Clock Company - the First
150 Years", Sales number of the giants were surprisingly low............and the low demand...was a major
factor in their early elimination from the product line. In his research, he was only able to locate 497 giant size clocks out
of the 100,000 clocks that were sold between the years 1897 through 1914. Consequently, large size is a good indicator
of scarcity, and also of value and appreciation potential.
This clock is for the most serious of collectors and is
the oldest and rarest Chelsea clocks we have ever had the honor of offering to the most discriminating buyer.
The American Steam Gauge Company, Chardon Street,
Boston, Massachusetts, USA (with a 'New York Branch' in Dey Street, New York City, and a 'Western Branch' in North Canal
Street, Chicago). Made gauges and indicators, then Thompson and American Thompson' designs from the early/mid
1870s apparently until taken over by Schaeffer & Budenberg during the First World War.
GUARANTEE OF SATISFACTION: We guarantee that
this clock will be working on arrival and that our description is entirely accurate or your money back. The only conditions
are that an email authorization be obtained within five days, and that the instrument is returned in its original condition
and packaging, and insured for its full value. Unfortunately, shipping charges are not included in this offer and are non-refundable
unless we are at fault. This does not affect our policy on shipping damage which is discussed below.
PACKAGING: We take great care in packaging
our clocks for shipment which includes bubble wrap, placing in a box, and then placing in a larger box surrounded by impact
absorbent material. However, we are not responsible, once it is turned over to the carrier. Full Value insurance is required.
In the event of damage due to shipping we will assist you in all respects even to filing a claim in your behalf.
Diameter of Dial 8 1/2"
Chelsea SN 58852 or 68852
Dial number 873559
ACCEPTED FORMS OF PAYMENT are Bank wire transfer,
cashier's check, money order, or personal check in which case the item will be held until cleared. No overseas buyers,
no credit cards or PayPal accepted on this item.
Buy this magnificent giant size clock. It has a majestic antique appearance making it
a perfect addition for the most serious collection.
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