Chelsea Clock was founded in 1897 in Chelsea, Massachusetts and is one of the largest and oldest clock manufacturers in the U.S. It was originally named the “Eastman Clock Company” after its founder, Joseph Eastman, who had been previously associated with the Harvard and Boston Clock companies. For more than a century, Chelsea’s clockmakers have designed exquisite clocks for customers in the corporate, consumer, government, and marine markets. The company continues to build and repair clocks at its original corporate headquarters in Chelsea, Massachusetts. Clocks made by Chelsea are found on U.S. Naval ships, in homes and offices internationally, and in the White House. Early Chelsea clocks have become cherished antiques, highly valued by museums and private collectors. Chelsea Clock’s attention to quality and detail has resulted in the company’s more recent reputation as “The Last Great American Clock Company.” Located at 284 Everett Avenue, Chelsea, MA. Call for more information: 617-884-0250.Chelsea Clock not only makes clocks, but they repair them. Bring your timepiece to them and they will give you a free estimate with no obligation. Their staff of certified technicians and master clockmakers provide a wide range of services, right there in the original facility in Chelsea, Massachusetts. Services include routine maintenance, cleaning, repair, and complete antique clock restoration. And after your clock is serviced, Chelsea Clock stands behind it with a full, two-year warranty on all parts and services.Chelsea clocks are still made today — in the original factory just north of Boston — but antique versions are most desirable. “With Chelsea clocks, size does matter,” Cheney adds, “as does complex dial work.” Prices range from $300 to $500 for small case clocks to more than $20,000 for the finest examples.– Yankee Magazine, March/April 2010
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