New England Clock Company

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2015-06-26 10:42:00

The New England Clock Company was a manufacturer of clocks based in Connecticut, US. It ran from 1958 to 2000.

It was well known for the beauty and quality of its cases. It produced a range of clocks, mostly with German movements, including:

  • Colonial clocks
  • Cuckoo clocks

  • Grandfather clocks, among which |the Abel Cottey clock was the company's signature piece.

History

The Sessions Clock Company was absorbed by Consolidated Electronics Industries Corporation in 1958.

Disliking his work under a new company, the New England Clock Company was formed in 1958 by William Kenneth Sessions, the grandson of William E Sessions, the founder of Sessions Clock Company.

Sessions established the company in Bristol, Connecticut.

Sessions ran the company until his death in 1973 when it passed to his wife, Phoebe. Upon his mother’s death in 1983, their son David took charge of the firm.

The firm was sold to the International Silver Company in 1985, which saw a move towards cheaper parts and a decline in quality.

The New York Clock Company closed its doors in 2000.

Notable models

One of the most popular models was a colonial-style grandfather clock known as the Abel Cottey.

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