Chauncey Jerome Label

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  1. Bruce Barnes

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    Quick question,is there a date difference between a Chauncey Jerome label that shows Bristol Conn and one that shows New Haven while the former is blue,others have been tan in color?
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  2. gilbert

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    I can guess they Bristol one (earlier) may have been a Hartford printer, and later years after the move to New Haven, Benham printers ( In new haven)
     
  3. Jerome collector

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    Bruce,
    I'm not certain I understand your question. Bristol labels were never blue to my knowledge, although from 1838-1839 Jerome used a blue paper backing on which a small card label was affixed. Can you provide additional details (or a photo)?
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  4. Bruce Barnes

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    This is the clock that has the C Jerome,Bristol label in it,and it is in my sisters house in Roseville,CA. Sadly I do not have a photo of the label,but it is Blue and says Bristol.Oh well maybe when I get a chance to take a photo I will.The tablet is a common but original Trafalgar Square.
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  5. Steven Thornberry

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    Bruce, in an earlier thread, here, you stated that the label had "Chauncey Jerome, New Haven." It is the same clock, correct?
     
  6. Jerome collector

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    Bruce,
    I've never seen a Bristol steeple clock. I wasn't aware that Jerome used spring- or fusee-driven clocks until he moved to New Haven. I'd love to see the label and the movement.
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  7. Bruce Barnes

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    Steven you are absolutely correct it appears as though I shouldnt be out with out my keeper!!:cyclops:
    My question ,restated, is the blue older than the tan or just an option in the same time period.
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    I agree with Mike that it would be good to see pictures of label and movement. I have a weight-driven Jerome (see below) that has a tan label with New Haven address, early 1850's. Per Spittlers and Bailey, Jerome had a case factory in New Haven by 1843. When his Bristol factories were destroyed by fire in 1845, he move the ops to New Haven, and by 1856, he was bankrupt and bought out by New Haven Clock Co.
     
  9. Jerome collector

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    Bruce,
    Jerome steeples of the same period from New Haven are found with blue or tan labels. I've seen it speculated that the blue-labeled clocks were destined for foreign markets, but I've never seen any hard evidence for that.
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  10. Bruce Barnes

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    Mike , very good point as this clock's tablet is of the Lord Nelson statue in Trafalgar Square and perhaps this clock was indeed sent to England.
    Thanks for the help,
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    Not all Jerome labels were paper labels. This is very early "Manufactured by Jerome & Co. New Haven, Conn" likely painted onto the bottom with a stencil. Notice how some of the paint creeps up the backboard just behind the pendulum. Time, strike and alarm on a bell; all wound through the dial.

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  12. Bruce Barnes

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    Beautiful clock and another interesting label to contemplate....thanks for sharing!
    Bruce
     
  13. Jerome collector

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    That's a neat label. Never seen one painted on the case. But to be nitpicky, the clock is not actually a Jerome clock, at least in the sense of having a connection to Chauncey Jerome. This model of clock, known as a "Sharp Gothic," likely dates to the late 1800s, long after Jerome died. It was almost certainly made by the New Haven Clock Co, who used "Jerome & Co." as a trade name.
     

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