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A total of three different embossed patterns were offered as part of the Camden series.All were 8-day in oak cases with alarms as an extra cost option.This clock uses a strip-pallet deadbeat escapement.Like most mantle clocks, it can be regulated from the front without stopping the pendulum. Chauncey Jerome Thirty Hour Ogee clock circa 1841-1842 This is the oldest clock in my collection, and appropriately, one that changed American clockmaking.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.
It is a weight-drive clock and needs a stable place to operate.
To make one mainspring & gear train do the work of two springs & trains, Sessions incorporated some novel features.
Some of these included two racks and two snails, a rotating chime barrel that locks into place on the hour, and an extra wheel and pinion assembly.
A website on Jerome clocks identifies the movement as a type 1.211.
These are numbers given by collectors to identify variations in the movements, and would not have been used by the manufacturer. Remarkably, much of the label is intact and readable.
The case has had a coating of reddish-brown varnish applied very sloppy.