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    All roads lead back to the Commander , Chelsea Clock Content.

    All roads lead back to Chelseaclockmuseum.Com. Bill, you should credit the source you got the majority of these documents from.
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    CHELSEA PILOT HOUSE CLOCK US REVENUE CUTTER SERVICE

    Frank, 689899 is not the serial number but the clock case patent number, this number is stamped on most all cases. The serial number, which dates the clock, is on the back of the flange near the top flange hole and on the movement back plate. When the clock left the factory these numbers...
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    YOUR FAVORITE CLOCK

    Inbeat, I have seen several models of this type cut crystal clock, from a smaller time only to a striking model slightly larger than yours. I have only seen house strike models, never a ship's bell. Some have been marked with an S in a wreath of the H. P. Sinclaire Company, Corning and Bath, New...
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    YOUR FAVORITE CLOCK

    Fellow Clock Collectors, I have been collecting Chelseas for quite a while. Since Chelsea has been in business for over 100 years they have made a large number of clocks, about 1 million clocks. The vast majority of all Chelsea clocks are high grade. Collectors, however, that focus on the...
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    YOUR FAVORITE CLOCK

    Robert, Those prices are interesting. Chelsea sells the 6" Yacht Wheel Clock today for $4000 retail. The 1911 8.5" Carved Base Yacht Wheel for less than $3200 in current dollars was a bargain. I guess the lower labor cost in 1911 allowed them to make these clocks for a lower cost. Even though we...
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    YOUR FAVORITE CLOCK

    RM, Chelsea made several models of clocks using this carved base, some without the yacht wheel. This is typical of all the styles. All the carving was similar but some had more detail that others. The additional cost of the carving was $18 for my clock making the total $143 in the 1911 catalog...
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    YOUR FAVORITE CLOCK

    Hello, One of my favorites would be this Chelsea. Carved Base #1, Ship's Bell, Yacht Wheel, circa 1910. These carved clocks were only made for a very short period and are very rare. The dial is signed "Ball Watch Company, Cleveland". 8.5 " gold finish dial and shaded old brass case, all...
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    Crosby Clock, 1880 Boston Movement

    Paul, Boston Clock Company was in business as such, from 1884 to 1894. Serial numbers on time only marine type movements, like yours, range from three digits up to about 2000. Your serial number, 1904, would put your clock production right near the end, 1893-1894. If you look at my website...

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