Chelsea Clocks 10" Red Brass Waltham Clock, 1916
This 10 " solid red brass clock is shown in a Waltham catalog as their Model #41. The silvered dial features Arabic numerals, spade hands, a two inch seconds orbit in the "Pilot House " style, surrounded by the engraved name Isabel and scrollwork. The movement, with eleven jeweled platform escapement, is die-stamped on the front plate with the Waltham Company name and serial #30017. The USS Isabel was commissioned by the United States Navy in 1917 for initial use as a destroyer. See Ship's History. Mounted on round solid Mahogany plaque. See Video. Ordered by Bath Iron Works for the yacht "Isabel " manufactured for John N. Willys of Willys Jeep Co. Made by Waltham Clock Company of Waltham, Massachusetts in 1916.
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