VINTAGE CHELSEA SHIP'S CLOCK -
Stand Included, a $50.00 value!
A very rare classic Wardroom clock with all the right
the added feature of having served on a Sun tanker. In pristine original condition and keeping perfect time. Perfect for superior collection
or for use on shipboard
Presented is a superior example of
a Chelsea Cock Co., marine clock, Ser. No. 246658 dating the clock to Ca 1937. The serial number on the case and
movement match. This is a exceptional ship's clock keeping time with my quartz wristwatch. It has a six inch
12 hour silvered brass dial in near new original condition, black moon hands, and a small bit seconds hand over the center.
It is housed in a heavy weight seven inch forged brass case with the rare pink cast marking it as "bell metal" The bezel
is screw type.
CHELSEA is etched in black upper case letters
within the seconds bit, and the famous and rare Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company, Chester, PA. is
acid etched below the center hands arbor. It has a 8 day time only movement with an 9-jeweled escapement which appears new,
and may account for its good timekeeping. The serial number indicates it was made between 1935 and 1939. It weighs almost 7
pounds. Chelsea key included.
SUN SHIPBUILDING BRIEF HISTORY: The company
launched its first vessel in Chester in 1917 just as the United States entered the war. In the 1920s Sun Shipbuilding activities
included construction of tankers for the Standard Oil Company. In World War II Sun Ship built 281 T-2 tanker oil carriers,
nearly 40 percent of all the tankers built in this country in that period, as well as hospital ships and C4 cargo carriers
for the US Maritime Commission. During the war a number of cargo ships originally built by Sun Shipbuilding were converted
to flush-deck escort carriers (CVEs) at other shipyards. By the end of the war, Sun Shipbuilding was a city of its own, sprawling
along the Delaware river.
After the war activities ranged from construction C4 Mariner cargo ships
and repairs of US Navy destroyers to scrapping war-surplus vessels such as the aircraft carrier CV-4 Ranger. But the company
was hit hard by the restructuring of the US economy and increasing competition from abroad. The Glomar Explorer was built
in 1973 by Sun Shipbuilding for a secret CIA mission to retrieve a sunken Russian submarine. With the continuing deterioration
of its business, on 15 February 1977 Sun Shipbuilding launched its last cargo ship, Westward Venture, having delivered 543
ships over a span of six decades.
INTERNATIONAL BUYERS WELCOME, but inquire
first. We have customers in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bermuda, Canada, Chile, China, Denmark, England, France, Germany,
Holland, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Nova Scotia, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Singapore,
Spain, USVI and the Eastern Caribbean.
WARRANTY: 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, 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
this magnificent vintage ship's clock Now! What a great attention getter to add a marine accent to your home,
office or den or use it afloat in the manner for which it was designed. It also makes a perfect gift.
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