25 September 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 2,000
Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000
A pendulum wall clock in a mahogany case
Chelsea Clock Company; circa 1922
a 12in. (30.5 cm.) white enamel dial with black Roman numerals, and blackened hands, signed Chelsea Clock Co./Boston, with a model "A" regulator movement, serial number 33628 within a mahogany case with spring loaded release buttons for the face and lower door, a window to the pendulum, the back of the case is stamped with crest of the Portsmouth Navy Yard - the fouled anchor with the initials PNY, and further marked with a brass plaque "Navy Yard/61-098/Portsmouth, NH".
33¼ x 16¼ in. (84.5 x 41.3 cm.) height x diameter.
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This was one of the most popular of the Chelsea clocks made between 1907 and 1930. According to factory records, this clock was originally sold to the Maine dealer Perkins & Sadler on April 12th 1922.
David D. and Andrew C. Demeter, Chelsea Clock Company - The First Hundred Years, 2001, page 81 for a similar example of this style of clock.
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