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Clocks & Barometers
2nd Edition Just Out:
23290e. Demeter, Andrew and David. CHELSEA
CLOCK COMPANY: The First Hundred Years. 2nd edition. 2014. For over a
hundred years the Chelsea Clock Company has manufactured a distinguished line of
high quality clocks. Regarded as one of
1414. Whitney, Marvin E. Military Timepieces. American Watchmakers Inst, Harrison, Ohio. 1992. 667p. Cloth covered boards. DJ. Years of precise research by accredited professional watch/chronometer-maker and instructor for the United States Navy, carefully and clearly presented. Book is made up of 32 chapters, containing hundreds of photographs, illustrations and diagrams. Probably the most complete compilation on military timepieces to date. The author presents a detailed survey of American and European deck watches, marine clocks, chronometers, elapsed time clocks, aircraft clocks, etc., used by the military onboard ships and aircraft. The products of Hamilton, Elgin, Chelsea marine boat and deck clocks, Seth Thomas marine clocks, CDIA clock, Waltham, Breitling, Le Coultre and many other companies are included. Also includes message center clocks; meteorological instrument clocks; master navigational (GCT) watches; navigational stopwatches, zig-zag and course clocks, and more. Specialist timepieces for use in tanks and by divers, as well as stopwatches, ship’s chronometers, pocket and precision watches, and wristwatches are all discussed. Included are assembly and parts lists, and a great deal more. This massive tome has 667pp. including Appendix, Bibliography, Footnotes, Glossary, and comprehensive Index. (M). $225.
1040b. Short & Mason Aneroid Barometer. “Tycos” brand. Distributor “Paul A. Meyrowitz, Fifth Avenue, New York.” c.1900 – 1920’s. Face marked “SM” (Short & Mason) “Tycos London” “Compensated” on a silvered dial. All in black letters on a silvered dial. 5” diameter, with original glass, in brass case with brass besel. Barometer is clean and works well, some aging/discoloration to dial. With ring for hanging. Still a beautiful piece. (VG). $124.
JH-73. (yacht clock) Boston Clock Company Front Wind Model C Yacht, Boat and Auto clock c.1890 made by Chelsea Clock under the Boston Clock brand name. Boston Clock Company, (in business 1884-1894), continued the traditions of the Harvard Clock Company after a name change in 1884. The movement plates are plated in nickel. Face of clock measures 2 5/8” in brass case with brass screw-off bezel. Back of case has brass bracket to attach to a swivel mount, or clock could have been fitted into dashboard. Face and hands are clean and untouched. Clock runs well and includes #3 winding key. (VG+). $1595.
22473b. Detex Newman Portable Watchclock. Such watch clocks were used by Coastguardsmen in their patrols of ship and shore stations to log in their rounds and assure that all of the route was covered. The Newman model was introduced in 1927, twenty-five years after Mr. Newman's first use of that principal. The "Detex Newman" uses the basic principal of all Newman clocks -- direct embossing from the station key The Newman uses a paper disc that provides for 24 hours recording and a station key that recorded the mark of the respective station on the disc. This is a very well made eight-day unit that actually runs about 10 to 12 days if in good condition. It has nickel plated brass plates and utilizes an 11-jewel platform escapement. These were made by several suppliers over the years. Clock is in very good condition, leather case and strap intact, glass face intact. Appears complete. Included is wooden box that was used for storage. Also includes 6 key stations with keys, stack of paper discs and set of winding and opening keys. Clock is in running condition. Not marked. (VG+). $165.
Salem Ship’s Bell 8-Day Maritime Clock. Pat.
October 25, 1921. Model
115-A. Beautiful salem ship’s bell striking clock. Heavy nickel plated cast
brass case with heavy curved glass screw off bezel covers a beautiful dial with
slight patina. Dial measures 4 inches track to track, bezel measures 5 1/2
inches, and case with bezel attached is almost 3 inches deep. Clock does run and
strike, but starts hard and stops now and then – needs servicing but is priced
right for this charming early piece. (VG-). $395.
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