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UTJ-0408
$3,450

Authentic Ansonia “Jupiter”
Crystal Regulator, c.1914

Authentic Ansonia “Jupiter” Crystal Regulator, c.1914 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Authentic Ansonia “Jupiter” Crystal Regulator, c.1914 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

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Original Catalogue Drawing for Authentic Ansonia “Jupiter” Crystal Regulator, c.1914 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

(original catalogue)

 

The Ansonia Clock Company made two large crystal regulator models with cut-glass columns, both of which are highly sought after by collectors. The are the Utopia and the Jupiter models. Both are scarce finds. This is the first Jupiter we've had in the seventeen years since we started our online business.

Physical: The beautiful, all-original case, which measures 8.75"w x 17"h x 6"d features
cut glass columns. It is a very ornate case with 4"signed porcelain dial in excellent physical condition; and featuring an open escapement. The case was recently completely disassembled and each metal piece separately polished and re-lacquered prior to reassembly there is a small dot on the top right side that did not polish out, but we find it only to be an appropriate "age spot"... like ours!

The front and side glasses are all beveled and the doors are convex as well. There are no chips in either the glass sides/front or the cut-glass columns. All are in excellent original condition.

 Authentic Ansonia “Jupiter” Crystal Regulator, c.1914 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Mechanical: The eight-day, time-and-gong-strike movement has recently been professionally overhauled and is in excellent running condition, ready for years of great service for you.

Comments: This is a seldom-found clock that will make a real statement wherever it is placed. We expect it will not linger here long. So, if it's of serious interest to you, please give us a call to start the purchase process. We can make arrangements for you very quickly. Also, weddings and graduations are coming soon and this would be a never-forgotten gift for your special graduate or newlyweds!

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Description

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Front View
Front Right
Top - 1
Top - 2
Top - 3
Left Side
Upper
Left - 1
Upper Left - 2

Right Side
Base
Back
Dial
Pendulum
Movement

Reference
Ly, T.D., Ansonia Clocks and Watches, 1998, p.119

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STF-590
$3,125
Ansonia “ Cabinet Antique ” in Oak, c.1894

FOR SALE: Ansonia “Cabinet Antique” in Oal, c.1894 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

FOR SALE: Ansonia “Cabinet Antique” in Oal, c.1894 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

FOR SALE: Ansonia “Cabinet Antique” in Oal, c.1894 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

FOR SALE: Ansonia “Cabinet Antique” in Oal, c.1894 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

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View the original catalogue drawing of an Ansonia "Cabinet Antique" ~ Antique Clocks Guy

(original catalogue drawing)
also: 1901 version

 

This is a great example of the rich decorative trim that Ansonia loved to put on their "antique" models of the late Victorian era.

Physical: The oak case, the wood of which has been professionally cleaned and waxed measures 9.5" w x 20"h x 8.25"d (with ornamentation), and is in excellent original finish condition. The brass trimmings (over 50 pieces) have all been removed, meticulously polished and re-lacquered – a HUGE task.

The 4.75" diameter dial retains the original patina and cartouche porcelain numerals and is in excellent physical condition as is the rest of the clock. There is a wood split in the front above the dial (typical on each of these we've seen over the years). But, in our opinion, it does not distract from the clock.

FOR SALE: Ansonia “Cabinet Antique” in Oal, c.1894 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Mechanical: The eight-day, half-hour-striking movement has just been professionally overhauled and is ready for years of great service. The heavy gong on this clock has a very mellow, pleasing tone.

FOR SALE: Ansonia “Cabinet Antique” in Oal, c.1894 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Comments: The photos really tell the whole story. Take a look, then give us a call. This is a relatively rare clock – we've only had a few of them to offer over the past 17+ years, and they don't get any better than this example!

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

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Description

View

Front View - 1
Front View -
2
Front Left
Front Right - 1
Front Right - 2
Front Upper
Front Lower
Crown
Side - 1
Side - 2
Ba
ck - 1
Back - 2

Dial - 1
Dial - 2
Movement/Pendulum
Movement - Front
Movement - Back
Movement - Signature


Reference
Ly, T.D., Ansonia Clocks and Watches, 1998, p.241-242

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WMD-0302
$1,825
Herschede Willard-Influenced
“Hull's Victory” Banjo Clock, c.1920

Herschede "Hull's Victory" Banjo Clock, c.1920 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Herschede "Hull's Victory" Banjo Clock, c.1920 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

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Herschede "Hull's Victory" Banjo Clock, c.1920 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

 

The Herschede Hall Clock Company is widely known for its "hall" or "tallcase" clocks, but the firm also made many other styles including mantle/shelf clocks and some banjo clocks as well. This successful clock style was patented by Simon Willard in 1802 as the “Improved Timepiece” but is more commonly referred to as a “banjo” clock.

Herschede made these clocks during the first quarter of the 20th Century and competed with the banjo products from the Waltham, Chelsea and Howard factories.

Physical: The case, which measures 33.5" h x 10" w x 4.5" d, is in excellent physical condition. It has original glasses, original gilding on the eagle, original cast brass bezel and sidearms. Famous églomisé/reverse glass artist, Tom Moberg, touched up the lower back portion of the tablet. The throat and lower tablet have matching moldings and borders. The 8" diameter head encloses a 7" diameter dial (chapter ring).

As you can see in the original advertisement below, this model could be ordered with or without the bracket. Following earlier period banjo clock design “standards”, this particular clock was originally ordered without a bracket. 

(original Catalogue)

History Lesson:Within the lower  frame (tablet) is a highly detailed depiction of the engagement of two warships. One flies an American flag and the other a British flag. At center is a patriotic shield–form oculus above the image’s title “Hull”.

Early banjo clock decorations commonly included patriotic images from the War of 1812. This example includes one of the most recognizable images of the war, the engagement of The USS Constitution and The HMS Guerriere. The Constitution was commanded by Captain Isaac Hull and the battle has earned his name “Hull’s Victory”. Hull outmaneuvered and outgunned the best of the Royal Navy! This image has been reproduced on many clocks over the past two centuries as you can see in the montage below.

Click to See Six Examples of "Hull's Victory" American Banjo Clocks ~ Antique Clocks Guy

(click to enlarge)

Mechanical: The recently overhauled eight-day, time-only, movement with Geneva stops is in excellent running order and signed "Herschede, Cincinnati". The mechanism appears to be the same, or similar to, as those used by Boston Clock Co, Chelsea Clock Co., Eastman Clock Co, Little & Eastman Clock Co, etc. They were made from the tooling of the defunct Derry Manufacturing, Derry NH. In 1911 Derry Mfg went out of business, and in the following year 1912, Herschede acquired all of the tooling from Derry, moved it to Ohio, and began producing these clocks as an extension to their existing line of hall/grandfather clocks. So, strictly speaking, these movements were not "designed by Herschede" but were produced in their factory using acquired tooling from the discontinued operations of Derry Mfg. Co. (there's another bit of historical trivia for you)! Note that the serial number on the weight (7410) matches that of the movement.

Comments: There is a tremendous amount of information above to assist in your consideration of this fine clock. "Fire away" and give us a call to start the acquisition process and claim our own victory!

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Description

View

Front View
Front Right
Upper Right
Lower Right
Upper Left
Lower Left
Tablet - 1
Tablet - 2
Tablet Back
Throat - Right
Throat - Left
Dial Off
Dial On
Pendulum
Movement
Movement Signature
Movement
Serial No.
Weight
Serial No.


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