Chelsea Clock Company: The first hundred years

 
9780972511193: Chelsea Clock Company: The first hundred years

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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Demeter, Andrew
Published by Demeter Publications (2002)
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Demeter, David D. And Andrew C. Demeter
Published by Demeter Publications, Ltd, Chelsea, Massachusetts (2001)
ISBN 10: 0972511199 ISBN 13: 9780972511193
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Book Description Demeter Publications, Ltd, Chelsea, Massachusetts, 2001. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Not Given. "For over a hundred years the Chelsea Clock Company has manufacturing a distinguished line of high quality clocks. Long regarded as one of America's highest quality products, Chelsea Clocks have been presented to heads of state throughout the world. Photographs taken in the White House throughout this century show Chelsea Clocks in settings of distinction. Collectrors haved long prized them for their quality, beauty, unique design, and historic significance. Now for the first time the history of the Chelsea Company has been writtren and it includes mysteries, disasters, near failures and a fascinating collection of characters. Historic photographs, vintage advertisments, as well as illustrations and photographs from old catalogs are included. Also, for the first time ever there is a detailed model identification guide to aid collectors in identifying seldom seen designs. Andrew and David Demeter have created a remarkable volume complete with lists of serial numbers and photographs of the Chelsea C lock Company's current staff. In CHELSEA CLOCK COMPANY: THE FIRST HUNDRED YEARS, the Demeters have chronicled an American success story and provided an American success story and provided a valuable resourse for collectors and those who appreciate American craftsmanship at it's finest." {Alan Granby and Janice Hyland}. This book has 275 pages and is profusely illustrated. The book is a SIGNED COPY from botrh authors, David D. Demeter and Andrfed . Demeter. Overrall, this is a FINE copy with FINE Dust Jacket of this EXTREMELY SCARCE title. Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 063041

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