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Pristine copy of the out-of-print first edition copy of this fascinating book. "No other clock company has such a rich horological and maritime history as does the Chelsea Clock Company. It is perhaps this maritime link and collector interest in all things nautical that has pushed the Chelsea clock to the pinnacle of the maritime clock world. Why other American clock companies have ceased operation and Chelsea continues may be attributed to this maritime link and the quality of their product. The model identification guide, encompassing over 100 pages of the book, demonstrates Chelsea's understanding that long term success requires a well rounded product line. In spite of the 100s of Chelsea models, non marine, that have come and gone over 100 years, the common thread that has survived has been their famous marine clock, originally designed by Joseph Eastman in 1880. For collectors, the Demeters have provided perhaps their most valuable gift, the gift of organized knowledge of the Chelsea clock. Knowing when and how many of a certain clock were made is a fascination that intrigues all collectors. The chapters on model identification, commercial catalogs and serial numbers have in-depth knowledge and insight into areas that astute collectors will find invaluable. The best horological books that I have read have been books that speak to the history and fascination of the clock. Some may find fault with this book for not delving into that perhaps most often asked question of antique clocks, "What's it worth?" To those, I say, and I think the Demeters wisely recognized, that education is worth more than all the gold in California. A good Chelsea clock bought yesterday for a fair price, will be worth more today and even more tomorrow. When the prices of yesterday are long forgotten, the history the Demeters have chronicled will be a sought after commodity. This book is a must have for students of the American clock."
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Book Description Demeter Publications, 2002. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110972511199
Book Description Demeter Publications, 2002. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0972511199