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CHELSEA PILOT HOUSE CLOCK~ASHCROFT AMERICAN~1907~10 1/2 IN CASE~RED BRASS For Sale


CHELSEA  PILOT HOUSE CLOCK~ASHCROFT AMERICAN~1907~10 1/2 IN CASE~RED BRASS


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CHELSEA PILOT HOUSE CLOCK~ASHCROFT AMERICAN~1907~10 1/2 IN CASE~RED BRASS:
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CHELSEA PILOT HOUSE CLOCK~8 1/2"DIAL~1907

DESCRIPTION AND FEATURES

THIS1907 CIRCA,CHELSEA PILOT HOUSE CLOCK WITH SMALL BIT SECOND HAND WAS PRODUCED BY THE ASHCROFT AMERICANCO.,OF NEW YORK AND RETAILED BY THE NAUTICAL PURVERYOR JOHN BLISS & CO,CHELSEA SERIAL #024821,AND MAY HAVE SAILED ABOARD A MERCHANT MARINE SHIP, WITH 7 JEWEL DIRECT TRAIN ESCAPEMENT,UNIQUE CHELSEA MOON STYLE HANDS AND SMALL BIT SECOND HAND ,THE 8 1/2 INCH WHITE ENAMELED DIAL WITH VIVID BLACKARABICNUMERALS HAS BEEN PRESERVED AND IS IN FAIR TO GOOD CONDITION,HAS DESIRED HINGED BEZEL!! THE CLOCK WAS OBTAINED FROM A PICKER IN FLORIDAAT AN ESTATE SALE . IT IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION ,HEAVY RED BRASS CASE WITH HINGED BEZEL HAS BEEN CLEANED,AND REPOLISHED THEN SEALED WITH A FRESH COAT OF MARINE GRADE LACQUER AND IS ALSO IN EXCELLENT CONDITION, 10 1/2 DIAMETER ACROSS THE BACK FLANGE,AMERICAN MADE CHELSEA MOVEMENT WITH MACHINE CUT PINIONS AND WHEELS,NON MAGNETIC BRUGUET TYPE HAIRSPRING AND COMPENSATED ESCAPEMENT, VERY HIGH GRADE PRECISION TIME PIECE,FEEL FREE TO CALL ME,MICHAEL,301-643-7896 WITH ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS ,IT IS A GREAT PIECE OF HISTORY! THE INGENUITY AND WORKMANSHIP OF CHELSEA AMERICAN TIME PIECES IS KNOWN THROUGH OUT THE WORLD,CLOCK RUNS AND KEEPS VERY ACCURATE TIME,THE SLOW/FAST ADJUSTMENTIS ACCESSEDON THE DIAL FACE.


Edward H. Ashcroft of Lynn, Massachusetts bought the American rights to a French pressure guage design and founded the Ashcroft Manufacturing Company in 1852 to make pressure gauges for steam engines.The firm had offices at 87 liberty St., New York City, and also in Bridgeport, CT. Their internal- and external-spring Tabor indicators, pressure gauges (water, pressure, atmosphere etc), counters, alarms, indicators, andpipe fitter and machinists tools for steam engines were manufactured from about 1852 to the WWI period, when the company was sold in 1912. Some of their products are still being manufactured today as the best in the field by the surviving company, Dresser Industries.

RESTORATION DETAILS

THE EIGHT DAY TIME ONLY SHIPS MOVEMENT, HAS BEEN DIS ASSEMBLED,(SEE EXPLODED PIC) PROFESSIONALLY INSPECTED AND CLEANED WITH ULTRASONICS.ANY WORN PIVOT BUSHINGS WERE REPLACED, ANDTHEMAINSPRING WAS UNLOADED, PROPERLY CLEANED AND INSPECTED, LUBRICATED, AND RELOADED INTO THE MAINSPRING BARREL. MAINSPRINGS ARE A CRITICAL COMPONENT THAT TRANSMIT POWER TO THE ENTIRE GEAR TRAIN,PROPER MAINTENANCEWILL ASSURE EXTENDED AND RELIABLE LONG TERM PERFORMANCE.PRECISION 7 JEWELED DIRECT TRAIN ESCAPEMENT,ALL OPERATIONAL ASPECTS WERE INSPECTED AND CORRECTEDAS REQUIRED,ENSURING THAT THEMOVEMENT IS READYFOR MANY YEARS OF RELIABLEOPERATION. THE MOVEMENT WAS THEN PROPERLY REASSEMBLED, LUBRICATED AND ADJUSTED

WHY TAKE A CHANCE ON AVINTAGE CLOCK WHOSE MECHANICAL CONDITION IS IN QUESTION,YOU CAN REST ASSURED OF MANY YEARS OF RELIABLE OPERATION WHEN YOU PURCHASE ONE OF MYVINTAGE CLOCKS ON !


PAYPAL IS THE PREFERRED METHOD OF PAYMENT AND PROTECTS YOU, THE BUYER; OTHER FORMS OF PAYMENT MAY BE ACCEPTED ON PICKUP - PLEASE CONTACT ME TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS. IF PAYMENT IS NOT RECEIVED WITHIN3 DAYS OF sale-END,THEITEM WILL BE REPORTED AS UNPAID ANDIN DEFAULT UNLESS OTHER ARRANGEMENTS ARE MADE WITH SELLER.

~BUYER WILL PAY SHIPPING. USPSIS THE PREFERRED SHIPPING METHOD; IF OTHER ARRANGEMENTS ARE NEEDED,PLEASE CONTACT ME. SHIPPING AN AVERAGE SIZE MANTLE CLOCKS IS USUALLY IN THE $30-40 RANGE, PLUS INSURANCE. FOR LARGE AND HEAVIER MANTLE CLOCKS, SHIPPING WILL RUN IN THE $40 TO 50 RANGE,ALL OF MY SETH THOMAS ANTIQUE CLOCKS ARE FULLY RESTORED IN ALL WAYS, UNLESS SPECIFICALLY STATED OTHERWISE. I TAKE GREAT PRIDE MAKING SURE THAT EACH AND EVERY ONE OF MY CLOCKS IS METICULOUSLYRESTORED,HOWEVER WITH ALL MECHANICAL CLOCK MOVEMENTS, SOME ADJUSTMENTS MAY BE NECESSARY WHEN SETTING UP AFTER SHIPMENT, AND THE CLOCK IS SOLD AS IS.



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