The Chelsea clock and barometer (CB) had gotten rather bad looking over the years. After about five years, the plating was looking bad - especially the tops and some of the top fronts of them both. The salt air just eats away at it. We tried wiping them off as best we could but we could not beat the salt air. We were thinking of having them powder coated with some brass paint or some other measure to re-do the finish. However they are solid brass so why not have the clock repaired by Chelsea and do the same as we did to the bell? Well not us I guess because we are done using them.
From the Chelsea web site:
"Chelsea clocks and barometers are made of heavy solid brass forgings designed to last for generations. Chelsea uses more brass than any other clock manufacturer in the world.
The 6" Ship's Bell Clock for example, contains up to seven pounds of solid brass, most of which is the casing, forged (not cast) from a single chunk of metal to provide maximum protection from rust and corrosion. The high quality and volume of brass also accounts for the inimitable bell tone of the Ship's Bell Strike."
Next trip to visit our daughter, maybe we will bring them to the US and try to sell them?