This is a large clock measuring approximately 17 1/2" high x 14" wide x 5 1/2 deep at the base, and it weighs over 25 lbs. One of the finest nautically inspired clocks ever made in this country. The Mariner was first patented, and produced by Chelsea Clock in 1911. The entire clock, and mahogany wood were beautifully restored a little over a year ago. The movement has been completely overhauled by a Chelsea Clock expert with over 35 years experience servicing, and repairing Chelsea Clocks.The metal base and case are forged from solid brass. The forged brass bezel opens with the original "shield" hinge, and latch design.
The entire clock has a rich oil rubbed bronzed finish preserved with a clear lacquer coating. The 6 inch Grand Dial has applied raised bronze numbers, and filigree hands.The serial number on the clock movement is 187667, and matches the serial number stamped on the bottom of the wood base. The wood base and back are made of solid mahogany. Clock has a Masonic presentation made of sterling silver on the front of the clock which has been polished, and clear coated to prevent it from tarnishing.
The clock was presented to a gentleman named Isadore Sabel by the members of the William B. Hackenburg Lodge 703, Dec 27, 1928.Sabel must have been a very important Free Mason to have been presented such an expensive clock. The first photgraph is for size comparison next to the smallest size dial 3.75 Chelsea made for this style clock. The smaller clock is not included in this sale, but is available if interested. The item "Chelsea Ship's Bell Mariner Clock with 6 Grand Dial Circa 1928" is in sale since Monday, October 12, 2020.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Maritime\Maritime Clocks". The seller is "sandiegotraders" and is located in Temecula, California. This item can be shipped to United States.