"Every President Since Teddy Roosevelt Has Owned One Of These Navy Clocks"
This original blog was written by SARAH SICARD, a staff writer for the veteran publication "Task & Purpose."
Her original article can be found here at :
There’s a little company in Chelsea, Massachusetts, that has weathered 120 years of industrial innovation to become a timeless fixture of state history and a reminder of the golden years of American manufacturing.
It seems fitting that its business is time itself: clock-making. Chelsea Clock first opened in 1897, and within a year, designed and patented the chimes of the Chelsea Clock Ship’s Bell, which have long notified U.S. Navy sailors and worldwide mariners of the time while they serve on watch. The company became the first to supply the timepieces for Navy ships dating back to the early 1900s, when the federal government began ordering marine clocks.
In order to keep accurate time, the Navy needed a mechanism that could withstand moisture, dropping, shaking, and erosion from water salinity. Chelsea Clock delivered exactly that. Crafted from forged brass cases, the company’s clocks are hand polished and sealed with a lacquer designed to help them withstand the trials of sea.
Now the oldest clockmaker still operational in the country, Chelsea Clock continues to produce several clock types for Navy ships and submarines. And every U.S. president since Theodore Roosevelt has owned one. Former President Barack Obama even gave engraved Chelsea Dartmouth clocks as gifts to diplomats.
HERE IS THE GREAT NEWS #SHIPMATES. For the first time in history! CHELSEA CLOCKS has taken a chance with this Navy Veteran and letting me (Navy Nurse Krista Penn) sell Chelsea Clocks without having a physical store front. Chelsea is breaking their own rules in order to help this one veteran out. They have taken a chance to help me find success....Thank You @ChelseaClocks - You have lived by the motto : Always a Hand Up Never a Hand Out! God Bless Them! I will make them PROUD! #NAVY PRIDE!
Notable Chelsea Clock Owners