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AGL-0710
$7,650
Gilbert Regulator No. 12
Classic Pinwheel Jeweler's Regulator
Claypool Hotel, Indianapolis

Gilbert Regulator 12 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Gilbert Regulator 12 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

 

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Gilbert Regulator 12 - Original Catalogue Drawing ~ Antique Clocks Guy

(original catalogue drawing

Gilbert Regulator 12 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

 

Here is one of the larger American regulators from Gilbert that is comparable to the much sought-after Waterbury Regulator No. 7 though this model is 10" longer (see listing below). This clock, which we understand originally hung in the Claypool Hotel (1902-1966), is in spectacular condition and deserves your serious consideration.

Physical: The walnut case, which measures 30"w x 92"h x 11"d is in excellent physical condition and has the original finish, which has recently been thoroughly cleaned and polished. The glass appears to be original, too. However, its retaining strips were in poor condition so they, like the dial surround board, they were recently faithfully recreated by our Los Angeles museum restorer.

The "lyre" pendulum is original to the clock and is in excellent physical condition. The 12" diameter porcelain dial with "moon" hands and sweep seconds hand is in excellent original condition.

Mechanical: The eight-day Swiss-made pinwheel movement has just been professionally overhauled and is in excellent, precise timekeeping condition. Like most Swiss pinwheel movements, this one is contained in an iron "dust-proof" box to protect the integrity of the mechanics and ensure precision timekeeping.

Comments: This is one of the classic big American Jeweler's Regulators ready for years of great service. Will it be in the lobby of your company, or on a prominent wall in your home? Your choice. All it takes is a phone call to start the purchase process.

Shipping: We will help arrange blanket-wrap transport by a specialty mover whom you can pay directly for their services and know that your clock will arrive in excellent condition as it is now.

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Description

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Front Right
Lower Right
Detail - Right
Base
Base Right
Dial
Pendulum
Weight
Movement - Front
Movement - Left
Provenance


Reference
Ly, T.D., Gilbert Clocks - 1998, p.135

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TKE-0617
$9,250
E. Howard Regulator No. 72, c.1887

E. Howard Regulator No. 72 in Walnut ~ Antique Clocks Guy

E. Howard Regulator No. 72 in Walnut ~ Antique Clocks Guy

E. Howard Regulator No. 72 in Walnut ~ Antique Clocks Guy

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(original catalogue drawing)

 

Here is one of the big, proud workhorses from E. Howard & Co., Boston. We believe this one was used as a master clock.

Physical: The case (marked 7 • 1887), which we believe is black walnut (standard for this model) is in excellent physical condition and may have been overcoated in the past, but has a nice patina and has been cleaned and polished. It measures 18"w x 64"h x 6.5"d. The 12" diameter dial, which we believe has been repainted in the past, is in excellent physical condition. There is a signature and a 1916 date on the back of the dial. We don't know if that is related to a repair or possible repainting of the dial. There is a small pinhole at IX that may have had an electrical contact. The lower glass has been refitted with age-appropriate wavy glass.

The original, damascened pendulum bob is in excellent condition and there is a tie-down to secure the pendulum in transit. The weight is original.

Mechanical: The eight-day, time-only, Graham deadbeat movement with retaining power is signed "E. Howard & Co. • Boston" It has just been professionally serviced and is in excellent running condition. Note the holes in the backboard beside the movement where the mounting brackets have been moved over the years. These are not atypical for Howard movements; metal brackets were used later to facilitate servicing the movement without removing screws in the backboard.

Comments: Nice big clock waiting for a nice big wall in your nice big home... call us to make it your own! We'll assist in making shipping arrangements.

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Description

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Front View
Front Left
Upper S
ection - 1
Upper Section - 2
Lower S
ection - 1
Lower Section - 2

Escutcheon/Key
Base

Dial
Dial Back Signature
Movement - Front
Movement - Left
Movement - Right
Date Stam
p

Reference
Ly, T.D., American Clocks - I, 1989, p.122

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OFT-0202
$12,500
Jeweler's Regulator
Waterbury Regulator No. 7 in Walnut Burl

Waterbury Regulator No. 7 in Burled Walnut - Antique Clocks Guy

Waterbury Regulator No. 7 in Burled Walnut - Antique Clocks Guy

Waterbury Regulator No. 7 in Burled Walnut - Antique Clocks Guy

Waterbury Regulator No. 7 in Burled Walnut - Antique Clocks Guy

Waterbury Regulator No. 7 in Burled Walnut - Antique Clocks Guy

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Waterbury Regulator No. 7 - Original Catalogue Drawing 1891 - Antique Clocks Guy

(1891 Catalogue Drawing)

 

One of the most sought after of the "big cats" of the Waterbury Clock Co, this particular case was sold with two different pendulums, this being the most popular with the "lyre" configuration. Most were oak, but a few had the special walnut burl you see here on the front and on the the backboard inside the case. This particular clock is in spectacular original condition.

Physical: The case is all original. It retains its beautiful original finish and measures 22.5"w x 82"h x 11"d. It is in excellent physical condition with original glass. The 12" porcelain dial is original, in excellent condition, and features a sweep seconds hand. There is a small joint on the minute hand. The lyre pendulum and brass weight are original to the case and in excellent condition.

Waterbury Regulator No. 7 in Burled Walnut - Antique Clocks Guy


Mechanical: The original Swiss-made deadbeat, eight-day, time-only movement was just professionally overhauled. It is in excellent running order and ready for years of great service to you and your family. Waterbury, like other American clockmaking firms, imported these precise timekeeping jeweler's regulator movements from Switzerland. This mechanism is enclosed in an iron box that helps keep dust out.

Comments: As you can see in the photos, this is an exceptional clock just waiting for its matching exceptional home. Are you ready for the "oohs" and "ahs" of "spectacular" in your home?

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Front - 1
Front - 2
Upper - Dial Off
Crown
Burled Backboard
Lower
Lower Left
Base - 1
Base - 2
Dial
Lock
Pendulum
Pendulum Bob - 1
Pendulum Bob - 2
Beat Plate
Movement

Reference
Ly, T.D., Waterbury Clocks, 2001, p.174-176

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WTF-1226
$4,950
Seth Thomas Regulator No.. 17 in Oak

Seth Thomas Regulator No. 17  in Oak ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Seth Thomas Regulator No. 17  in Oak ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Seth Thomas Regulator No. 17  in Oak ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Seth Thomas Regulator No. 17  in Oak ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Seth Thomas Regulator No. 17  in Oak ~ Antique Clocks Guy

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Original Catalogue Drawing ~ Antique Clocks Guy

 

The Seth Thomas Regulator No. 17 was generally used in industrial and railroad applications, most being made of oak and occasionally walnut. It was also used as a "double-time" railroad clock with two clock dials. This one apparently spent its life in a bank lobby.

Physical: The oak case, which measures 19"w x 68"h x 7.25"d is in excellent overall condition. The exterior finish was beyond salvaging, so it was recently refinished by our old-world restoration shop using multiple coats of hand-rubbed shellac followed by hand-waxing. It has a beautiful, true-to-original lustre to it – actually nicer than it would have been coming out of the factory! We have personally seen this clock pre- and post-restoration and can testify that it's a beauty.

The 13.25" dial (chapter ring) retains the original paint and is in excellent, age-appropriate condition; the weight, pendulum, pulley and (wavy) glass are original and correct.

Mechanical: The heavy-duty eight-day, sixty-beat time-only movement has been professionally overhauled and is in excellent running order.

Comments: Here is an opportunity to own a one-of-a-kind clock that might be a big attraction in your family or game room – even more fun if you are the parent of a Wayne State student! Give us a call to start the process...

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Description

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Front View
Front Right
Upper - 1
Upper - 2

Upper Right
Lower - 1
Lower - 2
Glass Closeu
p - 1
Glass Closeup - 2
Base
Dial - 1
Dial - 2
Pendulum & Label
Movement
Movement
Mark

Reference
Ly, T.D., Seth Thomas Clocks & Movements 3rd Ed Vol 1, 2004, p.298

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SBF-0906
$4,750
Seth Thomas Regulator No. 18
in Burled Walnut

Seth Thomas Regulator No. 18 in Burled Walnut – Antique Clocks Guy

Seth Thomas Regulator No. 18 in Burled Walnut – Antique Clocks Guy

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Seth Thomas Regulator No. 18 in Burled Walnut – Antique Clocks Guy

 

We don't see these beautiful Seth Thomas regulators frequently as most collectors pass them on within the family. Regulator 18 was used primarily in commercial/industrial/railroad buildings, and some in schools. This one is in fancy burled walnut, making it extremely desirable relative to others we've seen in the past.

Physical: The walnut case measures 20"w x 53"h x 5.5"d and was refinished about twenty years ago. It has a nice, aged lustre to the finish. The veneer is all intact and in wonderful condition. The large 14" dial was repainted by the famous dial-painter Martha Smallwood of The Dial House in GA and it has had some time to age, too.

Overall, this clock is in excellent physical condition. Many examples of this model we've seen in the past have had a brass bezel, weight and bob. This one features nickel and looks exceptional relative to the brass-trimmed clocks. Note the wonderful damascened bob which, just by itself, is worth $750-1,000!

Seth Thomas Regulator No. 18 in Burled Walnut – Antique Clocks Guy

Mechanical: The eight-day, weight-driven movement features Graham escapement, lantern pinions, and maintaining/retaining power. It was overhauled in the past and recently professionally serviced. It is in excellent running order.

Comments: This is a wonderful big clock waiting for that special place in your home or office.

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Front View
Front Left
Front Right
Upper Left
Upper Right
Lower Left
Lower Right
Lower/Pendulum
Label
Dial & Bezel
Dial
Pendulum
Movement
Mfg Date Stencil

Reference Books
Ly, T.D., Seth Thomas Clocks & Movements 3rd Ed Vol 1, 2004, p.300

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ETJ-0705
$8,250
E. Howard & Co. 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

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

 

We haven't had an E. Howard 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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XSP-02
$18,500
70" E. Howard Regulator No. 59 ~ With 12" Dial

E. Howard Regulator No. 59 - Antique Clocks Guy

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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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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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OHJ-308
$11,500

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

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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 drawing 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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