Navy Deck Clock
This beautiful brass antique clock hung in the lodge’s gunroom for years. How it arrived here is a matter of some debate. Whitney claims he won it in Brooklyn’s oldest established permanent floating craps game sometime around the time Babe Ruth joined the Yankees. That seems unlikely, but regardless of how it ended up on our wall, this is a beautiful and rare turn-of-the-century brass deck clock in working order.
The Chelsea Clock Company has been making America's finest clocks since the late 1800s. This model, "Deck Clock No. 2", was hand-assembled by their Master Clockmakers and for use by the U.S. Navy. It was designed to withstand the winter gales of the North Atlantic and with its gorgeously weathered brass, it would look beautiful on any wall or desk.
The blackened brass dial has acid etched numerals and inscriptions in silver. Under the hands is written “Chelsea Clock Company – Boston, USA” and “U.S. Navy Deck Clock No. 2”. Beneath, you can see the highly sought after Naval Observatory inscription, a stylized "N" inside a circle signifying it was made to military specifications. The serial number 7006 on the face indicates it was manufactured between 1900 and 1904.
The clock features moon style minute and hour hands, seconds dial above the 12, and a Fast/Slow adjustment lever. The classic 4 ½ inch dial with 8 day jeweled movement is housed within the original forged bronze case and screw-on bezel are hand polished and lacquered to last generations. Whoever buys this piece of maritime history and clock maker's art will have one of the best and rarest examples in existence.
This is in very good condition, keeping good time, and with a solid case and an un-blemished face.
Size: Diameter – 5 ¼”, Height - 2 ½”
Made in the USA