American Wall Clocks - Pg 2
 

WBY-0807
$1,350
Seth Thomas Regulator No. 2 In Oak

Seth Thomas Regulator No. 2 In Oak ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Seth Thomas Regulator No. 2 In Oak ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ship From So. CA

Seth Thomas Regulator No. 2, c.1922 - Antique Clocks Guy

(original catalogue)

 

Here is an all-original later configuration of the much sought-after Seth Thomas Regulator No. 2 (both links take you to historical background) that was made starting from the early 1920s to the 1940s.

Regulator No. 2 is the most collected of American weight-driven clocks. There were multiple configurations of this clock as you can see in the chart. This is one of the versions with the "single bottom". Generally, when we find one of these, at the very least, the dial is flaking or has been stripped and repainted and, often, the case has been tampered with. Not so here...

Physical: The oak case is in excellent original condition and measures 36.5"h (note, it is slightly longer than the triple-bottom models) x 16"w x 5.5"d. It has the original finish, glass, weight and pendulum bob. The paper label in the bottom of the case is likely an older replacement.

The 12" diameter dial is in excellent original condition with the original paint. Some of the upper numerals were "strengthened" by a well-known professionally dial painter.

Mechanical: The model 77B trapezoidal, eight-day, Graham dead-beat, retaining-power, time-only movement was professionally overhauled recently and is in excellent running order, ready for years of great service for you.

Comments: If simplicity of design is an important criteria to you, this might be an excellent choice in classic-designed American regulators. Or, perhaps you have a triple-bottom No.2 and would like one of each case design; if so, this is a great choice. Or, if you're just seeking a nice American weight-driven clock, perhaps it is calling, "Choose me!" The price is certainly right...

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Description

View

Front Right
Upper S
ection
Lower Section

Upper Right
Lower Right
Lower Left
Base
Dial
Weight/Pendulum/Label
Movement

Reference
Ly, T.D., Seth Thomas Clocks & Movements 3rd Ed Vol 1, 2004, p.277

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XSP-627
$3,550
Seth Thomas Regulator No. 1
circa 1886

Seth Thomas Regulator No. 1  circa 1886 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ship From So. CA

Seth Thomas Regulator No. 1, c.1886 – Original Catalogue Drawing ~ Antique Clocks Guy

(original catalogue drawing)

 

Interestingly, Seth Thomas made five different versions of what they labeled "Regulator No. 1". This is the third of the five, circa 1886 that uses the basic Regulator No. 2 case, with the addition of pair of finials on the bottom similar to those on Regulator No. 3. Confused yet? (Keep reading!)

Physical: The rosewood and walnut veneer case, which measures approximately 15.5"w x 34"h x 5" d is in excellent physical condition. The finish has been rubbed out and waxed. The glass is original as is the beautiful damascened pendulum and the weight, which have been re-nickled along with the bezel by the highest-end specialty plating company in So CA; all are in excellent physical condition. The dial was professionally repainted in 1977 by the famous Martha Smallwood of The Dial House in Georgia.

Our consignor suggests that perhaps this clock was assembled on a Monday as the original label is on the backboard instead of in the usual place in the inside base of the clock. We've seen this configuration previously but only on Regulator No. 3 and not often.

Mechanical: The eight-day, time-only, deadbeat, maintaining-power, movement has been professionally overhauled and is in excellent running condition – ready for years of great service.

Comments: Beautiful clock that's a great piece of what we call the "Regulator 2" story. Perhaps over time you'll be fortunate to own each of these No. 1 models. Certainly, this one's a great start. Give us a call to start the purchase process.

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

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Description

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Front View
Front View – Dial Off
Lower
Left
Upper Right
Lower Right
Base
Dial
Dial
House Label
Pendulum B
ob & ST Label
Movement
/Pulley

Reference
Ly, T.D., Seth Thomas Clocks & Movements 3rd Ed Vol 1, 2004, p.270

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ETJ-0526
$1,750

~SALE PENDING~

Seth Thomas Regulator No. 2 in Oak
with U.S. Post Office Markings

Seth Thomas Regulator No. 2 in Oak with U.S. Post Office Markings ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ship From So. CA

(original catalogue)

 

Here is a first, an antique Seth Thomas Reg. No. 2 with "U.S. Post Office" screen-printed, above the center of the seconds subsidiary dial and at the bottom below the numeral "6". In addition, there are some numbers stamped into the edges behind the door (we don't know what they represent) and there was at one time (included) a metal serial number tag attached to the lower right hand corner of the case.

Regulator No. 2 was widely used in government, schools, railroad and other industrial applications, so it is not surprising that they might also have been used in some U.S. Postal locations.

Physical: The oak case, which appears to have the original finish, measures 15.5"w x 34"h x 5"d and is in good overall condition. There is a ding in the molding on the lower right side near where the serial number tag was attached.

The dial is in excellent overall condition. It measures 12" in diameter and has the Seth Thomas signature along with the two postal markings indicated above. The little "tits" are all present on the base. The brass pendulum bob and weight appear original to the clock. There is a nice label in the inside base of the clock.

Mechanical: The eight, day, time-only, deadbeat, retaining-power movement has been professionally overhauled and is in excellent running order. This clock has the number 77 trapezoidal movement that is highly sought after by serious collectors.

Comments: Interesting clock and priced to move quickly.

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

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Description

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Front Left View
Upper Section
Lower Section
Upper Left
Lower Left
Base
Pendulum Bob/Label
Dial
Dial Bottom
Dial Off
Dial Seconds Ring
Movement
S
erial Number Tag
Edge Stamp - 1
Edge Stamp - 2

Reference
Ly, T.D., Seth Thomas Clocks & Movements 3rd Ed Vol 1, 2004, p.276-277

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DGB-671
$6,100
E.N. Welch Regulator No. 5 in Walnut, c.1874

E.N. Welch Regulator No. 5 in Walnut ~ Antique Clocks Guy

E.N. Welch Regulator No. 5 in Walnut ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ship From So. CA

E.N. Welch Regulator No. 5 ~ Original Catalogue Drawing ~ Antique Clocks Guy  

The popular Regulator No. 5 from the esteemed E.N. Welch Manufacturing Company is not one we see very often. In fact, this is only the third one we've ever had available to us for our clients. Because of the complexity in its physical design, we'd guess that it was very expensive at the time of manufacture, so not too many were initially sold, thus the relative scarcity today. This model features two weights that come down the sides of the case, and a beautiful Welch beat plate behind the pendulum.

Physical: walnut case featuring the original finish measures 19"w x 52"high x 5"d. As you can see in the photos, it is in excellent physical condition. The finials are all original. Welch originally used a felt-coated wallpaper on many of their clocks, most often seen on the Patti shelf-clock models. Over time this deteriorates or peels or otherwise gets ratty. The previous owner removed the material and painted the bare wood, so the backboard has had the correct felt material replaced recently. The 10" diameter dial shows only minor wear. Difficult to tell if it was refinished in the past as it is in such excellent physical condition.

The pendulum stick has the original/correct gilding and the bob, weights and beat plate are original and in excellent condition. The glass appears to be original as well.

Mechanical: The eight-day, time-only movement was recently professionally overhauled and re-strung and is in excellent running order. There were two different versions of this particular movement. This clock has the earlier version that was used from 1873 to 1879.

Comments: Here is your opportunity to own one of the most desirable of the Welch clocks. Seize the moment!

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Description

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Front View
Front Right
Crown
Upper
View
Lower View
Upper Le
ft
Lower Left
Upper Right
Lower Right

Base

Beat Plate
Dial
Pendulum/Weights
Movement

Reference
Ly, T.D., Welch Clocks, 1992, p. 98-99
Ly, T.D., Welch Clocks, Second Edition, 2013, p.245-246

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HWD-867
$3,850

Seth Thomas Regulator No. 9 in Oak

Seth Thomas Regulator No. 9 in Oak ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ship From CA

Seth Thomas Regulator No. 9 in Oak - Antique Clocks Guy

(Original Catalogue Drawing)

 

Here is one of the more gracious Seth Thomas Regulators that we see only occasionally. This case, which was manufactured in the most popular oak as well as walnut, cherry and "old oak" was used for the configuration you see to the left and for a double-dial perpetual calendar called "Office Calendar No. 12".

Physical:The oak case measures 15.75"w x 48"h x 7"d and is in excellent physical condition with the original finish. Fortunately, it also has the original wavy glass in the door. The 10" dial retains its original paint and is in excellent condition

Mechanical: The eight-day, time-only, deadbeat, retaining-power movement was overhauled in 2014 and is in excellent running order, ready for years of great service.

Comments: This is a wonderful clock that will make a great addition to your collection or a wonderful single clock for your home or office. We made a wonderful deal on this one that's reflected in the price. It can be yours with a simple call to start the process.

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

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Description

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Front Left - 1
Front Left - 2
Upper Left

Lower Section
Upper Right
Low
er Right
Dial
Weight/Pendulum Bob

Reference
Ly, T.D., Seth Thomas Clocks & Movements 3rd Ed Vol 1, 2004, p.287\

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UTJ-645
$995
Kroeber Regulator No. 31 in Walnut
 

Kroeber Reg 31 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ship From So. CA

(Original Catalogue)

 

Here is a wonderful clock that we understand hung in Oakland CA for the past 50 or so years. The Kroeber book listed below (for which The Clock Guy wrote the introduction) shows this clock on two successive pages and notes its appearance in both 1875 and 1881 catalogues with either a time-only or time-and-strike movement. The "beard" below the dial appears to be slightly different between the catalogues, this one matching one shown in the book with the 1881 catalogue date, however this clock shows the earlier pendulum style; some later ones had round pendulum bobs and some had decorative glass. At some point, this glass on this one was decorated with the name of the "Winnetoon Tavern" (there is a "Winnetoon" in Nebraska).

Physical: The walnut case with burled lower front panel appears to have the original finish. It measures 11"w x 34"h x 4"d. When you look at the photo of the back of the glass you can see the wavy pattern of the glass on the wall behind it, indicating this is old glass. The 5" diameter dial is in very good original condition.

Mechanical: It is interesting to note that Kroeber did not make its own movements, instead relying on the large Connecticut clockmaking firms such as New Haven and Seth Thomas as their source. The Kroeber book shows this model with closeups of movements by both of those firms. This clock has a Seth Thomas movement that was serviced in late 2013 and is in
excellent running order, ready for years of great service to you.

Comments: This will be a conversation-starter where ever it is hung. Will that be in your den or bar? Or perhaps in the family room? Give us a call to start the process.

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Description

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Front Right
Upper
Base
Glass - Front
Gl
ass - Back
Dial
Label
Pendulum
Movement

Reference

Ly, T.D., F. Kroeber Clocks - American & Imports, 2006, p.107-108

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WTF-100
$4,200
Seth Thomas 24 Gallery in Oak

Seth Thomas 24” Gallery in Oak ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ship From So. CA

Here is a great long-running Seth Thomas gallery clock that's in excellent restored condition. It is the understanding of our consignor that this clock hung in the J&S Hardware Store in Webster City IA, though we have no provenance documentation.

Physical: The oak case, which measures 32" in diameter and 7" deep has the original finish that was overcoated to protect it at some point in the past. The 24" dial was professionally repainted by the famous dial-painter, Martha Smallwood.

Mechanical: The large double-spring number 86 Seth Thomas pendulum movement with Graham dead-beat escapement is in excellent running order, having been professionally overhauled in 2013.

Comments: Great big clock. Wonderful condition. Got space? Got phone?

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

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Description

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Front Left
Dial
Movement

Reference
Ly, T.D.,Seth Thomas Clocks & Movements 3rd Ed Vol 1, 2004, p.341

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HWD-437
$3,300
~PRICE REDUCED~

Howard Regulator No. 20 in Marble - Antique Clocks Guy

Howard Regulator No. 20 in Marble - Antique Clocks Guy

Ship From So. CA

24” Dial ~ Weight-Driven
Howard Regulator No. 20, c. 1874

Here is a nice big E.Howard clock for your consideration. Have a magnificent mantle that needs a large format clock above? This would be a great choice. We don't see this model floating around out there. And other Howard marble clocks are generally much more pricey; this one is a bargain.

Physical: The widest/tallest part of the clock is 28". The marble is in excellent condition. The dial signature has been "strengthened". Note the great damascened pendulum bob.

Mechanical: The signed eight-day, time-only, single weight movement is in excellent overhauled condition, ready for years of service. Most of these old Howards have had the weight fall at some point and go right through the bottom of the case; not so with this one.

Note the rod that goes up from the movement: it goes to a rate adjustment knob on the top of the case that is not visible from the front. Also, note the lever on the bottom that folds out of view, but which can be folded down to (cleverly) restart the pendulum without having to open the front of the case... very cool.

Comments: Ready for a substantial wall clock? You know how to reach us!

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

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Description

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Front View
Movement/Pend
Weight/Pulley
Dial Closeup
Service Signatures

Reference
The
E.Howard Clock Company (catalogue) - Reprinted by Arl.Horology & Book Co., p.6

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