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Joseph H. Eastman, 1843-1931

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"Chelsea" Clock Company Precision Regulators

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Fairhaven MFG  & Vermont Clock Companies

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U.S. Navy,  U.S.L.H.E.,  U.S.L.S.S.,  U.S. Coast Guard

"Chelsea" & the Decorative Arts         100 Years

"Chelsea" Advertisements     Catalog Sequence

"Chelsea" Catalog 1906      "Chelsea" Catalog 1911      "Chelsea" Catalog 1923

"Chelsea" Leaflet A 1926

Serial Numbers      Large  Dial "Chelsea" Clocks      Record Book One

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Chelsea Clock Company, The First Hundred Years  

"Chelsea" Clock Museum

Joseph H. Eastman, 1843-1931

Joseph H. Eastman Obituary

E. Howard     Harvard        Boston         Waltham         Eastman         "Chelsea"

"Chelsea" Clock Company Precision Regulators

Harvard Register

Eastman Register

Fairhaven MFG  & Vermont Clock Companies

Little & Eastman & Derry MFG Companies

U.S. Navy,  U.S.L.H.E.,  U.S.L.S.S.,  U.S. Coast Guard

"Chelsea" & the Decorative Arts         100 Years

"Chelsea" Advertisements     Catalog Sequence

"Chelsea" Catalog 1906      "Chelsea" Catalog 1911      "Chelsea" Catalog 1923

"Chelsea" Leaflet A 1926

Serial Numbers      Large  Dial "Chelsea" Clocks      Record Book One

Patent Documents

Vintage "Chelsea" Clocks For Sale

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Chelsea Clock Company, The First Hundred Years  

"Chelsea" Clock Company

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Catalog Sequence 1897 through 1944

Prior to 1906 "Chelsea" Clock Company advertised their clocks in magazines such as "The Rudder" and "Country Life In America".  During the early years of the company "Chelsea" spent the better part of their creative energy in designing and patenting numerous clock movements and cases.  By 1906 these design efforts had been completed and "Chelsea" presented these ideas to the world in their first catalog, Catalog A of September 1, 1906.  Over the next century "Chelsea" would add to this first catalog as new items were added or removed and prices were changed.  "Chelsea" catalogs were noted by letter until 1928 when they were subsequently noted by number starting with catalog #14.  Catalog E of October 1911 is the second known catalog of the "Chelsea" Clock Company.   Catalogs B, C, and D are unknown to present day collectors, and evidence exists that indicates that these letters were not issued to full size catalogs, but were issued to supplemental catalogs for autoclocks, etc..  Catalogs I and J also are unknown   presently and the short period (2 years), between catalogs H2 and K, would make the publishing of two full size catalogs for this short period seem excessive.  Perhaps these catalogs were supplemental catalogs for autoclocks or just price changes.  A significant change to the catalog designation system occurred in 1928, coinciding with the death of the founder of the company, Charles H. Pearson.  After 1928 catalog designations changed from letter designations to number designations beginning with catalog #14.  It is interesting to note the correlation of the numbers and letters prior to 1928 and that the subsequent number designation matches perfectly as if the numbering system had begun with the first catalog.      

(1) A * 1906 September 1, 1906 Catalogs A through M referred to by letter
(2) B ? NO KNOWN COPY
(3) C ? NO KNOWN COPY
(4) D ? NO KNOWN COPY
(5) E * 1911 October 1, 1911 Reproduced by T.D. Ly.  Used to illustrate T.D. Ly’s American Clocks 1 and 2.
(6) F * 1917 January 18, 1917
(7) G * 1919 July 29, 1919 Catalogs G and H referred to in memo of Aug 11, 1920
(8) H * 1920 January 1, 1920 See above
(9)

 

H2 *

 

1921

1921/23?

March 1, 1921

 

  

Leaflet H, Eight Distinctive Designs in Chelsea Clocks.

(10) I ? NO KNOWN COPY
(11) J ? NO KNOWN COPY
(12)

(13)

K *

L *

1923

1925

March 1, 1923

September 1, 1925

Used to illustrate T.D. Ly’s American Clocks 1 and 2.

Catalog L was issued for two years 1925 and 1926

(13) L * 1926 December 1, 1926 Last Catalog 10" and 12" striking clocks and Special Grand Dial offered
(14)

(14)

M *

14*

1928

1928

January 1928

September 1928

C. H. Pearson dies after publication of Catalog M

Hereafter catalogs referred to by number

(15) 15 * 1929 July 1929 Uniquely styled cutout cover catalog.
(16) 16 * 1930 November 1930 Telechron Motored Clocks
(17) 17 1931 January 1931 Reproduced by NAWCC 1993
(18) 18 * 1932 Not dated Price List becomes a separate dated item
(19) 19 * 1936 Not dated
(20)

 

20 *

 

1938

1940

Not dated

Copyright 1940

 

"New Chelsea Clocks" Leaflet

(21) 21 1941 Not dated Last Catalog 10" and 12" time only clocks offered
(22)

 

 

 

 

22

 

 

 

 

?

1941

1942

1943

1944

NO KNOWN COPY

Not dated

August 1, 1942

February 1943

May 1, 1944

 

Parts List U.S. Navy Mark I Deck and Boat Clocks

Special Radio Room Clock

Parts List U. S. Army, Message Center, M1

Marine Clocks (Phenolic)

* Original Catalogs Property of Chelsea Clock Museum

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