BANJO CLOCK – Chelsea Ship’s Bell Banjo Clock made for Abercrombie & Fitch, with eglomise panels having the Battle between the Constitution and the Guerriere at bottom, patriotic themes at the throat. Mahogany case with brass trim, acorn finial. 32″ x 8″ x 3 1/4″. Working condition unknown, wear to face, minor loss to eglomise.
Chelsea “3/4 Ship’s Bell” Banjo Clock, Massachusetts, c. 1955, mahogany case with brass bezel over the painted iron dial with Arabic numerals marked Chelsea, Ship’s Bell, reverse-painted glasses, the throat with Federal shield and eagle, the lower depicting and marked Constitution and Guerriere, lower carved pedestal and eight-day, time and strike, spring-powered movement, ht. 32 in.
Condition: Finial pediment loose but present. Movement complete but recommended cleaning and lubrication.
Chelsea Spring Driven Ships Bell Banjo Clock. 5.5 in. painted metal dial signed Chelsea, has incised black hour numbers; brass 8 day spring driven movement signed Chelsea Clock Co., Boston, U.S.A., numbered 771053, has a lever escapement, rack & snail ships bell strike on a coiled gong. In a mahogany banjo style case with gilt brass eagle finial, brass door bezel, pierced brass side arms, presentation lower bracket with fluted carving, turned spherical mounts and acorn teardrop finial; reverse painted throat glass with gilt eagle, shield & filigree, reverse painted tablet with battle scene depicting the U.S.S. Constitution and the HMS Guerriere in the battle of 1812. In good condition, holes in dial & back plate do not all line up, has Chelsea instruction booklet and presentation plaque inside of the case to John G. Stewart, 1950-1970, for a job well done, our deepest appreciation, W.W.E.M.A.. 32 in. high x 8 in. wide x 3 in. deep.