Chelsea Navy Ship Radio Room Clock WWII For Sale


Chelsea Navy Ship Radio Room Clock WWII

This item has been shown 0 times.

Buy Now

Chelsea Navy Ship Radio Room Clock WWII:
$306

Selling a Navy Ships Clock. I know nothing about these clock other than what I researched on the Net. The serial number on the back is 269786 and one site put this at 1940-1944. Also I found out that the red markings are for the Radio Room use and have something to do with distress signals. I do not have the key. This clock and several others were obtained by my father while he was in the Air Force at a Military Surplus Depot when I was a pre-teen so it had to be around the late 50's early 60's. I think the depot was at Rough and Ready Island near Stockton, CA or somewhere close. This is the only clock left. I acquired recently when my sister passed away. I presume it works as they all did when we first got them because I recall the constant bells every 4 hours I think. There is some loss of brass on the rim. The glass is fine and the case screw down without any problem. The clock is black around the circumference of the housing with brass screw in face. The clock is quite heavy. There are some very faint marking on the rim of the back of the clock. I have no idea what they are unless them were put on at the Surplus Depot. I took a macro picture and some of it came out. It looks like: 4/9/1945 and another set of markings which looks like so/9458/52 and another set 28601/62 I could be wrong on a number or two as they are extremely difficult to read even with a magnifying glass. Item is sold AS IS.
I could not find another clock either current or sold like this and did not know what the red markings on the face were but found this on net: In the US Government specifications for the Chelsea clock, it notes "the dial has accurate 4 second marks in red around the outside edge, over which the sweep seconds hand passes, enabling the radio operator to accurately transmit the 4 second alarm signal provided by the International Telecommunication Convention and the International Conference on Safety of Life at Sea." And later, it indicates that, "also marked in red on the dial, clearly and forcibly calling attention to the radio operator thereto, are the two 3 minute silent periods which must be observed by all radio stations at 15 and 45 minutes past each hour." Thus, the red marks on the dial edge are for the seconds alarm, and the red sector triangles for 3 minute radio silent periods on the 500 kcs. distress frequency. Later models featured additional green sectors at the top of each hour and 30 minutes past each hour for the monitoring of the 2182 kcs. distress frequency.
I will ship to the lower 48 States Only. Free FEDEX Ground Shipping. No international sales.
Please review my 100% response over several years and offer with confidence.
Email with questions.
Buy Now

Other Related Items:



Hammond Synchron Clock Art-deco Not Working picture
Hammond Synchron Clock Art-deco Not Working


Vintage Electric Clock Gold Colored Frame Works 8 1/4
Vintage Electric Clock Gold Colored Frame Works 8 1/4" Usa Metal Frame Xlnt


Vintage Seth Thomas Clock - Nautical - Quartz - 1066 - Mantle Desk Clock picture
Vintage Seth Thomas Clock - Nautical - Quartz - 1066 - Mantle Desk Clock


Hammond Clock Art-deco Not Working Damage Front Glass Size 4x4 picture
Hammond Clock Art-deco Not Working Damage Front Glass Size 4x4


Hammond Synchron Alarm Clock Art-deco Not Working picture
Hammond Synchron Alarm Clock Art-deco Not Working


Vintage Haddon Rocking Grandma Animated Musical Home Sweet Home Motion Clock  picture
Vintage Haddon Rocking Grandma Animated Musical Home Sweet Home Motion Clock


Wooden Artistry Mantel Clock Oak  picture
Wooden Artistry Mantel Clock Oak


Brass Chelsea High Tide Clock On Carved Wooden Stand picture
Brass Chelsea High Tide Clock On Carved Wooden Stand


Vintage Sessions Domed Mantle Clock U.s.a. E.n.welch Mfg Co Parts/repair picture
Vintage Sessions Domed Mantle Clock U.s.a. E.n.welch Mfg Co Parts/repair


Medana Small Desk Clock. Made In Germany... Excellent Condition picture
Medana Small Desk Clock. Made In Germany... Excellent Condition