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RBN-0909
$9,450
Seth Thomas “Jupiter” Regulator

Seth Thomas “Jupiter” ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Seth Thomas “Jupiter” ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Seth Thomas “Jupiter” ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ship From So. CA

 

Here is a big clock that we've never had available to us in the past – we've only seen it in the book. From the height of the Victorian era, it was in the Seth Thomas 1894 catalogue for $60 and again in the 1910 catalogue and apparently did not appear in the subsequent 1912 catalogue. This clock, which features a moon dial, is wound by pulling down the center chains.

Physical: The oak case, which measures 19"w x 57"h x 7"d, has just been professionally refinished by a museum-quality restorer. It is in excellent physical condition. The 12" dial and subsidiary moon dial retain the original finish. All the brass is present and has been polished and re-lacquered for preservation. The weights and cast brass pendulum bob are original to the clock as are the finials on top. The glass in the dial door is also original.

Mechanical: The eight-day, weight-driven, time-and-strike, chain-wound movement has been professionally overhauled and is in excellent running condition It is stamped with the Seth Thomas logo. The moon dial moves one position each day and operates correctly. The clock strikes a large cup bell that is located above the movement.

Comments: Take a close look at the photos: this is a stunning clock. We look forward to hearing from you...
and we'll arrange the shipping!

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Front Right
Front Left
Crown
Upper Section
Lower Section
Upper Right
Lower Right
Weights & Base
Moon Dial
Dial - 1
Dial - 2
Movement
Movement - Clos
e

Reference
Ly, T.D., American Clocks - I, 1989, p.215
Ly, T.D., Seth Thomas Clocks & Movements 3rd Ed Vol 1, 2004, p.318

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ETJ-0705
$8,250
E. Howard & Sons Regulator No. 89

E. Howard & Sons Regulator No. 89 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

E. Howard & Sons Regulator No. 89 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

E. Howard & Sons Regulator No. 89 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ship From So. CA

E. Howard Regulator No. 89 - Original Catalogue Drawing ~ Antique Clocks Guy(original catalogue drawing)

 

We haven't had an E. Howard & Sons Regulator No. 89 in a number of years. They seem to grow more scarce every year as collectors put them into permanent collections, lowering the supply to the marketplace (but raising the joy to the collectors)!

Generally used in industry, this clock is a little unusual as it has an original silvered dial instead of painted, and the "keyhole" glass is unusual to find on this model. Take a closer look at the photos and enjoy... before you call to make it your own.

Physical: The quartered oak cabinet with original finish measures 19.5"w x 65"h x 8.5"d, is in excellent overall condition. There are some (typical for industrial use) dings on the bottom, but you're not really going to stand on your head to admire this clock, are you? The 12" original silvered dial is in excellent physical condition. The damascened pendulum bob is original to the clock, with hold-down and in excellent condition. Imperfections are not notable in the glass, but the putty looks old. The gold-leafing on the pendulum stick appears to be original.

Mechanical: The signed, eight-day, time-only, deadbeat, retaining-power precision movement has just been professionally overhauled and is in excellent running order, ready for years of great service in your home or office. The No. 1 weight is correct/original.

Comments: Fabulous big clock in wonderful condition. R U Ready 2? (!)

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Front Left
Upper
Section
Lower Section
Upper
Left
Lower Left

Base - Left
Base - Right
Tablet Back
Dial
Pendulum Bob
Movement
Movement/W
eight

Reference
Ly, T.D., American Clocks - I, 1989, p.127

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TFR-0324
$28,750
E. Howard Regulator No. 71, c.1888

E. Howard Regulator No. 71, c.1888 ~ Antique Clocs Guy

E. Howard Regulator No. 71, c.1888 ~ Antique Clocs Guy

E. Howard Regulator No. 71, c.1888 ~ Antique Clocs Guy

Ship From So. CA

(original catalogue drawing)

 

The firm of E. Howard & Co., Boston, is best known for extremely high quality of workmanship on both clock movements and the cases that contain them. This clock is the higher end of a series that included two models, this Regulator No. 71, with a subsidiary seconds dial, and plain-dial Regulator No. 59, which came in a variety of sizes (as you can see in the two listings we have on our American Clocks Page 1). This particular seldom-seen and highly sought after model is in excellent original condition. Read on... perhaps you'll want to make a deal on all three clocks we have listed.

Physical: The black walnut case, which measures 21"w x 70"h x 9"d, has the original finish and original glass and original paint on the 12" diameter dial. All are in excellent physical condition. The bottom finials are likely a replacements. They did not have the carving normally found on this model, so a museum-quality restorer matched them with the same finials from another clock and applied the carved pattern (and finish) to the finials. The damascened pendulum bob is original with locking beat plate. There is also reverse-glass painting of the word "TIME" on the lower portion of the glass.

Mechanical: The extraordinarily heavy-duty eight-day, time-only, Graham dead beat movement has been professionally overhauled and is in excellent running order, ready for years of great service.

Comments: If you are a serious collector of American clocks you know what this clock is and its rarity. Here, it is offered with lots of decision-making detail and at a very attractive price. Give us a call with any questions or to start the purchase process.

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Front Left
Upper Le
ft
Lower Left
Front Right
Upper Right
Lower Right
Upper Section
Crow
n
Base
Dial
Dial Off
Glass "TIME" - Front
Glass "T
IME" - Back
Pendulum
Movement
- 1
Movement - 2

Reference
Ly, T.D., American Clocks - I, 1989, p.128

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XSP-02
$18,500
70" E. Howard Regulator No. 59 ~ With 12" Dial

E. Howard Regulator No. 59 - Antique Clocks Guy

Ship From So. CA

E. Howard Regulator No. 59 - Original Catalogue Drawing - Antique Clocks Guy

(Orig Catalogue Drawing)

 

E.Howard & Co. made this clock in four sizes, renging from 3' with a 6" dial to this one that is 5'10" long with a 12" dial. Knowledgeable observers will immediately note that this is the same case as Regulator No. 71, the difference being that the 71 has a seconds bit (and would sell for nearly three times this amount if you were one of the handful of people in the world fortunate enough to find one)!

Physical: The case, which measures 21"w x 70"h x 9"d is in spectacula
r condition. The top finial and one of the small bottom finials were carefully replicated and the case recoated by one of the top anqituities restorers on the West Coast. There is a small chip on the upper right finial which we turned to the front so you can see it in one of the photos, but it can be reversed so the chip is not visible. The 12" diameter dial was restored by the famous dial-painter, Martha Smallwood and is in excellent condition. Great pendulum bob, too! The glass has been properly replaced.

Mechanical: The single-weight, time-only movement was professionally overhauled in 2006 and serviced again in 2011. It is in excellent running order.

Comments: This beautiful, show-stopping clock will draw "oohs" and "ahs" wherever it's hung - in your home or office.

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Description

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Front View
Lower
Upper - 1
Upper - 2
Upper Right - 1
Upper Right - 2
Lower Right
Base
Pendulum
Pendulum Bob
Dial
Movement


 

Reference Books
Ly, T.D., American Clocks - I, 1989, p.128
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RBA-271
$7,400
~PRICE REDUCED~

E. Howard & Co. Regulator No. 59 ~ 46” ~ c.1880
E. Howard & Co. Regulator No. 59 - Antique Clocks Guy

E. Howard & Co. Regulator No. 59 - Antique Clocks Guy

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E.Howard & Co. Regulators No. 59 have long been favorites of serious collectors. Howard made this same clock in four sizes:

Length Dial Diameter
36" 6"
46" 8"
56" 10"
70" 12"

Physical: The walnut case measures 14.75"w x 46"h x 6"d and is in excellent overall condition with the original finish. We noticed a small chip on horizontal moulding just above the right lower finial and a small abraision on the left corner of the post just above the left-hand column. The glass is not bubbly, so difficult to say for sure if it is original. We have included a photo of the inside of the door so you can see the glass installation for yourself. The 8" dial is original to the clock, in excellent condition and has the original paint. The dial is signed "E. Howard & Co ~ Boston". It has a spectacular damascened pendulum bob.

Mechanical: The eight-day time-only, single-weight movement was professionally serviced in 2009 and is in excellent running order (we will have it serviced again prior to shipment).

Comments: We have only had a few of these to offer our clients over the years as most stay put in collections. The collection where this one resides continues to grow with larger clocks and has run out of room for more, so their wall space overload is your opportunity!

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Description

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Front View
Upper Section
Upper Right
Base
Door Back
Pendulum Bob
Dial
Movement Closeup
Movement on Baseboard
Weight

Reference
Ly, T.D., American Clocks - I, 1989, p.123

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OHJ-308
$12,500
Precision George A. Jones Regulator No. 2
with Pinwheel Escapement, c.1880

Precision George A. Jones Regulator No. 2 with Pinwheel Escapement, c.1880 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Precision George A. Jones Regulator No. 2 with Pinwheel Escapement, c.1880 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ship From Central U.S.

There was a wonderful long article about the George A. Jones & Company in the NAWCC Bulletin (Vol 28/6 • No 245) in December 1986. With that information and that from a couple of other publications, we compiled an article in our Reference Library and suggest that you click above to read more about this firm. Here's a photo of their Bristol CT factory, built in 1871:

Read about the George A. Jones & Co. Clockmaking Firm in our Reference Library ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Although the clock is not signed anywhere and has no beat plate, this design and style is printed in the Jones catalog as Regulator No. 2. They have it listed as a dead beat escapement. However, having seen several of this model over the years, we know they also offered it with a pinwheel escapement. None we've seen have had beat plates on the lyre-type pendulum. Ansonia bought out Jones' stock of cases and supplies at some point. They used these cases and probably a stock of Jones movements and continued to offer them as they did with other models and movements (see the photo of the "Parisian" shelf clock in the Reference Library article and Tran "Longcase...", p.172).

Physical: The exquisite walnut case, which measures 22"w x 91"h x 11-12"d is in excellent physical condition. We saw the clock on a prior visit to this very knowledgeable consignor's home, but he recently took these photos for us. We had the background cut out of most of them for clarity. Regarding the finish, the consignor reports "I don't think its been refinished per se but it has been cleaned of old dark finish and polished. Sold to me as being original condition. I'm not real sure, but the bottom may have been re-done but from the back it looks old and original."

The pendulum-hanger, case and door are all stamped with the serial number 15. The pendulum bob has a diameter of 12". The porcelain dial with sweep seconds hand also has a diameter of 12". Our consignor reports that there are a couple of very small scratches, located at "6" and "12"; in the enlarged photo of the dial we were barely able to perceive this and would count it only as age-appropriate wear, not damage. The glass is old and has the typical waves in it. There are no extra holes in the case except for the stabilization screw behind the pendulum.

Mechanical: The eight-day, single weight, maintaining-power, pinwheel movement is original to the clock and in excellent running order. Our consignor has offered to have it cleaned and re-lubricated prior to shipment.
The movement is contained in an iron box as was typical of the imported French and Swiss pinwheel movements of the era.

Comments: We have provided a twenty-six detailed photos below for your consideration. After viewing them, will you also consider giving us a call to make this clock your own(ed)? First caller wins!

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Front
Crown
Crown Left
Crown Right
Upper Left
Trunk Left
Lower Left
Upper Right
Trunk Right
Lower Right
Door Open
Backboard
Inside Lower Left
Inside Lower Right
Base
S/N – Case
S/N – Door
S/N – Pend Hanger
Dial
Weight
Pendulum Bob
Pendulum Beat Adjust
Pendulum Rating Nut
Movement Mount
Movement – Left
Movement – Right


PSH-223
$12,500
E. N. Welch Regulator “D” in Oak, c.1885

E. N. Welch Regulator “D” in Oak, c.1885 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

E. N. Welch Regulator “D” in Oak, c.1885 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ship From So. CA

 

Here's a seldom-seen E. N. Welch "jeweler's regulator" that was also made as a tallcase clock (Models A/B). The glass is signed "Presented By The Ladies To HYDE PARK COUNCIL • R&SM • Oct 4, 1893." A jeweler's repair label indicates this is from Hyde Park MA, a dissolved municipality and the southernmost neighborhood of Boston MA.

Physical: The oak case measures 29"w x 90"h x 10"d and is in excellent physical condition, having recently been professionally overcoated with another coat of the original shellac finish, then rubbed out and waxed. The 12" porcelain dial is original and in excellent condition as are the pendulum, glass, and "moon" hands. There are glass panels on the sides as well. We have noticed in the original Welch catalogues there were multiple different finial styles used on this model, the "urn" style as shown in the drawing to the left, as well as a couple of shorter styles as appear on this clock (see reference below). The crowns also varied slightly from one to the next.

Mechanical: The precision Swiss eight-day, time-only, pinwheel escapement, weight-driven movement was recently professionally serviced and is in excellent mechanical condition.

Comments: This is a big, beautiful clock that will command attention wherever it is hung. Will that be your home or office?

Shipping: We will make the blanket-wrap shipping and insurance arrangements for you (you pay them directly). With a zipcode, we can get a shipping quote for you.

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Front View
Crown
Upper
Glass
Trun
k
Lower - 1
Lower - 2
Base
Jeweler's Label
Dial
Pendulum Bob
Movement - Front
Movement -
Right

Reference
Ly, T.D., Welch Clocks, Second Edition, 2013, p.260 & 264

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MFU-01
$23,500

~PRICE REDUCED~

Our consignor has authorized us
to seek reasonable offers on
this clock. He is willing to work with us on the price.
Please give us a call to discuss.
U.S. Clock Co. Precision Regulator E
with Mercurial Pendulum

U.S. Clock Co. Precision Regulator ~ Antique Clocks Guy

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U.S. Clock Co. Precision Regulator ~ Antique Clocks Guy

U.S. Clock Co. Precision Regulator ~ Antique Clocks Guy

 

We are pleased to be able to offer this exceptional regulator for your serious consideration.

Little is known about the U.S. Clock Co. Founded and operated by Henry Terhune and George Edwards, the firm was in business from 1870-ish through at least 1900 as best as we can tell. Their trademark had US Clock Co with the "U" and "S" intertwined. Sales rooms were at No. 18 Cortlandt St., NYC under the name Terhune & Edwards. They produced a series of high-grade regulators, both hanging and standing, some with multiple dials (astronomical regulators).

Physical: The elegant case, which measures 30.5"w x 78"h x 10.5"d, was professionally refurbished by cleaning to remove years of dirt and wax (but not stripping), then 8-10 coats of hand-applied and hand-rubbed shellac was applied as overcoats, rubbing out between each as was originally done in the factory; it is stunning!

These high-grade regulators were all most likely made to order and some differences in size is common, even with the E. Howard clocks that do not always match catalogue descriptions.


This is definitely a Regulator "E" in the opinion of our outside experts. The pendulum is 100% original. The Ly book shows the same pendulum on the "B" and "F" floor-standing models.

The upper finials are correct and original. One of the lower side finials is a copy of the other original one and the center finial is a matching copy scaled correctly to the clock. If you look at the uppers they are a different design yet very similar to the catalogue cut, but this is also common among large wall-hanging regulators.

The glass is all original, including the German mirror behind the pendulum. The original wood panel behind the mirror was decayed and replaced for stability (though one cannot see that without taking the clock off the wall). The replacement panel is a duplicate of the original.

Note the exceptional 20-facet original jar in the signed mercurial pendulum. The reflection of the pendulum against the exceptional mirror is captivating.

The original 14" re-silvered dial is in excellent condition and features a subsidiary seconds dial. The hands are original.

Mechanical: The precision signed eight-day, time-only deadbeat movement is original to the clock, has been professionally and is in excellent running order.


Comments: Here is an opportunity to own one of the highest-quality American wall regulators of the late 19th Century. Give us a call to make arrangements.


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Description

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Front Left
Front Right
Head
Base
Dial
Pendulum
Beat
Pulley
Movement - 1
Movement - 2
Movement - 3
Movement - Signature

Reference Books
Ly, T.D., American Clocks - II, 1991, p.318

Clock books are available from Arlington Books.

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