The "Mariner" Bronze Yacht Wheel Ship's Bell Clock made by the Chelsea Clock Company, Chelsea, Massachusetts.

The Mariner was first patented and produced by Chelsea Clock in 1911. This example was made circa 1939 based on a serial number of “247329.” This number is die-stamped into the front plate of the movement and also can be found stamped to the bottom of the mahogany base. (Matching numbers.)

This fine example is featured in its’ original bronze finish and measures approximately 17.5 inches high, 14.5 inches wide and 5.5 deep. The “special” dial with applied Arabic numerals and “fancy hands” measures 6 inches in diameter. The Chelsea made high quality movement is designed to run eight-days on a full wind. The strike train is set up on a ship’s bell strike arrangement. This means that it will strikes the traditional ship’s bell code – one bell for each half hour on a four hour watch. The metal base and case are forged from solid brass. The forged brass bezel opens with the original “shield” hinge and latch design.

About Chelsea Clock Company of Boston, Massachusetts.

The Chelsea Clock Company Board of Directors met for the first time on July 28, 1897. The Board consisted of Whipple N. Potter, Jr., President, Charles H. Pearson, Treasurer, Reginald Foster, Clerk and Secretary. Allen L. Shepherd served on the Board with the elected officers. This first group of individuals was not together long. The Chelsea firm persevered and has enjoyed a long run of success as a result of making clocks of superior manufacture. This company made many clocks. Some of which were in the style of the Willard timepiece or banjo clock, the E. Howard Model No., 70 and more famously, marine clocks. This company remains in business today.

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