Boston Clock Company of Boston, Massachusetts. Crystal regulator mantel clock. -SOLD-

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The Boston Clock Company was organized by Joseph H. Eastman & James Gerry on May 29,1884. It was actually located in Chelsea. This Company was formed as the successor to the Harvard Clock Company. Joseph H. Eastman became the manager of the this new firm. In January of 1894 the Boston Clock Company was sold to the Ansonia Clock Company of Brooklyn, New York. All tools machinery and patents were included in the sale. In March of the same year, Joseph Eastman and others tried to revive it as the Eastman Clock Company the following year. This new firm lasted only one year. The Boston Clock Company manufactured clocks predominately in the style of the crystal regulator, carriage clocks and other mantel clocks in marble case. A few wall clock were produced.

This is an American made Crystal Regulator was manufactured circa 1900. The case is framed in brass which has been polished and protected by a lacquer finish. The front and back of this case are fitted with doors. All four sides of this case are fitted with beveled glass panels. The movement is very good quality. It is a seven jeweled movement. The pinions are cut with precision from solid steel and are highly polished. The plates were originally gilded. This is a tandem wind movement. This means that one inserts the key onto the single winding arbor and turns it to the right to wind the time train. Turn the same key to the left and you are now winding the strike train. This clock strikes the hour and half hour on a wire gong. The strike train features a rack and snail design which can be easily viewed on the back of the movement. Note that this clock does not have a pendulum. This movement is fitted with a balance wheel that is compensating. This clock will start quickly when wound and can be handled without stopping the clock. The ticking should not disturb the most sensitive of sleepers. The dial is porcelain and in excellent condition. This dial features a Roman hour numerals.

This case measures approximately 9.75 inches tall, 6.5 inches wide and 5.25 inches deep. This clock was made 1885.

About Boston Clock Company of Boston, Massachusetts.

The Boston Clock Company was organized by Joseph H. Eastman & James Gerry on May 29,1884. It was actually located in Chelsea. This Company was formed as the successor to the Harvard Clock Company. Joseph H. Eastman became the manager of the this new firm. In January of 1894 the Boston Clock Company was sold to the Ansonia Clock Company of Brooklyn, New York. All tools machinery and patents were included in the sale. In March of the same year, Joseph Eastman and others tried to revive it as the Eastman Clock Company the following year. This new firm lasted only one year. The Boston Clock Company manufactured clocks predominately in the style of the crystal regulator, carriage clocks and other mantel clocks in marble case. A few wall clock were produced.

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