Antique Chelsea Desk Clock Paperweight
This is an antique Chelsea desk clock. It is brass, very heavy in weight so it could also be used as a paperweight on top of a desk. Runs for weeks on a single winding and is very accurate. May have been a railroad piece or perhaps used in a scientific or automotive application. It measures 3 inches in height, the base is 4 x 3.5 inches, the face of the clock is 3 inches in diameter. The clock runs excellent. Truly a rare and excellent time piece from the great Chelsea Clock Company $375
The History of Chelsea Clock
Spanning more than a century, the saga of the Chelsea Clock Company is one of American clock making lore. Since the company's founding in 1897, Chelsea's master craftsmen have been designing and meticulously crafting some of the world's most exquisite time machines. The epic story of Chelsea Clock is one of survival amid the turbulence of war and doldrums of economic decline. Fire, depression, and counterfeiters have all threatened its very existence. Yet, the ingenuity, finely honed skills, and the commitment to perfection of its dedicated clockmakers enabled Chelsea to weather the most trying of times.
Early on, the United States military discovered the exceptional accuracy and reliability of Chelsea clocks and adopted them widely. Railroads, too, soon depended on them, while Rolls Royce and other automobile makers adorned their dashboards with Chelsea clocks. Meanwhile, customers of fine jewelry houses, including Tiffany's, cherished Chelsea time machines for their simplicity of design and functional elegance. For more than a hundred years, the resonant chime of a Chelsea has been bringing pleasure and peace of mind to people around the globe. Indeed, these timekeeping masterpieces are often presented as gifts to some of the luckiest people in the world, and are treasured by the generations that inherit them.