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wile the few changes that did occur are relatively minor they are significant enough to permit the identification of the period in which a clock was produced. 8-day kitchen clock, circa 1900-1905 "Camden" series. Note the countwheel strike has a slot for hours and half-hours.The New Haven Clock Company traces its roots back to the first brass clocks and was founded in 1850 as a result of the business failures of Chauncey Jerome. New Haven Black Mantle clock, circa 1900 This is a very nice original condition clock also made by New Haven Clock Co, and thus bears some similarities to the clock pictured above.
By 1822, Jerome and his brother, Noble, had their own shop making a mass-produced wooden movement 30-hour and 8-day clocks.
This tambour clock features Session's unique chiming movement.
This is a full 4/4 Westminster chime clock using a chime movement based on Session's conventional time & strike movement, such as the movement used in the black mantle clock above.
With this development, the wooden clock movement was obsolete overnight, and for the first time dependable and inexpensive clocks were available to the masses. In April 1845 the Bristol factory burned, and the company relocated to New Haven.
By the mid 1850's Jerome had lost his company and his factories were taken over by the newly formed New Haven Clock Company in 1853.