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BZO-0316
$6,750
Seth Thomas “Jupiter” Regulator
in Oak, c.1894-1910

Seth Thomas “Jupiter” ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Seth Thomas “Jupiter” ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Seth Thomas “Jupiter” ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Seth Thomas “Jupiter” ~ Antique Clocks Guy

(correct, original latch)

Ship From So. CA

(original catalogue drawing)

Seth Thomas “Jupiter” ~ Antique Clocks Guy

 

Originating in the height of the Victorian era, this model 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. The Jupiter, which also features a subsidiary moon-phase dial, is wound by pulling down the center chains.

We often find it interesting to compare clocks from different CT clockmaking firms with clocks bearing similar design features from the same era. In this case the one that comes immediately to mind is the Ansonia "Hanging Antique", c. 1904. Though the Ansonia clock "out-glitzes" the earlier Seth Thomas model, numerous similarities are easily recognizable, right down to the acorns on the ends of the chain. Here's a link just so you can make your own observations with the clocks side-by-side!

Physical: The oak case, which measures 19"w x 59"h x 8"d, has just been professionally rubbed out and waxed with Breewax. It looks wonderful and is in excellent physical condition. The 12" diameter dial and subsidiary moon dial retain the original finish and are both in excellent physical condition. All the pressed brass ornamentation, including three "Jenny Lind" heads is present and is in excellent physical condition. The weights and cast brass pendulum bob are original to the clock as are the finials on top. There are some dings on the top covers of the fluted weights that have been turned so you can see them. Rotating them may improve the look. Our consignor is investigating with a metalsmith whether he can straighten them somewhat (no promises).

Most of this model are missing the wood acorns on the bottoms of the chains, but they are present on this one. The glass in the dial door is also original.

It is not unusual on this model for the door latch to have been lost along the way and to find a clock with a retrofitted cabinet latch. This clock has the correct latch as you can see in the photo in the column to the left. Click here to see one that has been replaced. Attention-to-detail sets our clocks apart from the often pedestrian masses!

Mechanical: The eight-day, weight-driven, time and bell-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 advances 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. As this clock was part of a trade deal we got an incredible price and are passing it on to you. We sold last one in 2014 for $9,450. We look forward to hearing from you... and we'll arrange the shipping!

Questions? Contact us by phone at 760-604-0262, or e-mail.

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Description

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Front Right
Crown Closeup
Upper Right
Lower Right
Upper Left
Upper Section - 1
Upper Section - 2
Midsection
Lower Section - 1
Lower Section - 2
Base
Dial
Weights
Weights/Pend Bob
Acorns
Movement
Movement Signature
Cabinet Latch

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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WBY-0316
$8,250
Jeweler's Regulator
Waterbury Regulator No. 7 in Cherry & Burl
Choose Your Pendulum!

Waterbury Regulator No. 7 in Cherry & Burl - Antique Clocks Guy

Waterbury Regulator No. 7 in Burled Walnut - Antique Clocks GWaterbury Regulator No. 7 in Cherry & Burl - Antique Clocks Guyuy

Waterbury Regulator No. 7 in Cherry & Burl - Antique Clocks Guy

Waterbury Regulator No. 7 in Cherry & Burl - Antique Clocks Guy

Ship From So. CA

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 model was sold with two different pendulum configurations, one with a "lyre" and the alternative with the mercurial pendulum. In this case you may choose as we have both of the Waterbury pendulums: your choice based on your personal preference

M
ost of this elaborate model were oak (less expensive), but a few had the special cherry or walnut with burl you see here on the front and on the the backboard inside the case. This particular clock is in spectacular condition.

Physical: The case, which measures 25.5"w x 82"h x 11"d is in excellent physical condition with original glass. It was refinished at some point way in the past. The 12" porcelain dial is original, in excellent condition, and features a sweep seconds hand. The mercurial pendulum pendulum and brass weight are original to the case and in excellent condition. Glasses are original, too.

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

Mechanical: The original Swiss-made pinwheel escapement, eight-day, time-only "jeweler's regulator" 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.

Another wonderful feature on this mercurial pendulum is that the mercury is sealed inside the nickel-plated cylinders that fit into the pendulum frame (they look brass-colored here because of reflection but are nickel-plated). This is how many of the high-end E.Howard mercurial pendulums were constructed for safety and efficiency. There is an additional photo in the links below that shows the end of one of the cylinders. This configuration eliminates any worry about broken jars, spilled mercury or having to load "mercury jars" upon arrival of the clock. Mercurial pendulums with the invar rod are far less susceptible to the effects of humidity change that effects timekeeping. Add that to the precision pinwheel movement and you have a recipe here for precision.

Waterbury Regulator No. 7 in Cherry & Burl - Antique Clocks Guy Waterbury Regulator No. 7 in Cherry & Burl - Antique Clocks Guy

Comments: As you can see in the photos, this is an exceptional clock just waiting for its matching exceptional home. Are you ready for those "oohs" and "ahs" of "spectacularity"? We also worked a spectacular price deal on this clock. We sold the last one like this that we had (in walnut/burl) for $12,500 in 2016 with a lyre pendulum. This one was part of a trade and we are passing on the resulting savings to you. The original price of this clock with the lyre pendulum in 1891 was $110 and $148.50 with the mercurial pendulum; it's a little more in today's market!

Shipping: We will make arrangements with one of our professional blanket-wrap movers to pick up the clock and deliver it to you. We have you pay them directly so we are not marking up those fees. They are long-experienced, highly efficient and treat our treasures as if they were their own.

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Description
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Front - Mercurial
Front - Lyre
Front Left
Head
Upper Left
Upper Right
Upper Section
Lower Section
Lower Left - 1
Lower Left - 2
Base
Dial
Lyre Pendulum
Mercurial Pend - 1
Mercurial Pend - 2
Mercurial Pend - 3
Weight/Pendulum
Movement - 1
Movement - 2

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

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DMA-0205
$$ TBA
SFRR Seth Thomas Regulator 19
( Pending Listing )

SFRR Seth Thomas Regulator No. 19 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Because of of the high demand and extremely limited supply of Railroad clocks that are not reproductions (tons of those out there – be careful), we seldom have these clocks to offer, and we have a list of people who have been seeking them for some time.

The purpose of this posting
is encourage qualified buyers, if interested, to contact us immediately.
 

This is a Santa Fe Railroad Regulator No. 19, one of the real crown jewels of the Seth Thomas Clock Company that was used in very high-end installations because of its precision timekeeping capabilities.

This model was also used by the railroads and generally found in offices or back rooms where precise time was vital to operations and frequently checked by railroad personnel. We understand that this particular clock came from the El Dorado, KS railroad station and has been in the consignor's possession for many years.

The Seth Thomas Regulator No. 19 measures 23"w x 73"h x 9"d and has a 12-inch diameter dial. We have seen this model sell for over $100,000, though the current market does not reflect such a high value.

We have a whole page about the Montgomery Dial used by the SFRR in our Reference Library that you will find fascinating.

We are awaiting a complete set of high-quality photos of this clock that we will post in a couple of weeks when our consignor is able to obtain them. We know that there are people on our search list and others who would be delighted to own this high-end clock so we have posted this "pending listing" notification. Please contact us if you have a serious interest and can complete a purchase immediately.

Reference
Ly, T.D., Seth Thomas Clocks & Movements 3rd Ed Vol 1, 2004, p.301-303

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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

Ship From So. CA

(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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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

Ship From So. CA

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

View

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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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

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 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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, or e-mail.

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Description

View

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

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

View

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

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 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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Description

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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


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