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

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 originally hung in a hotel, is in spectacular condition and deserves 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


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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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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WFC-0619
$2,650
8 Chelsea “Base and Ball Feet”, c.1913
w/Special Dial & Hands

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(orig catalogue – plain dial)

 

Chelsea Clock Company is synonymous with the highest quality in factory clockmaking. Here is an early example for your consideration. "Base and Ball Feet" was the original name for a style that has persisted through the years in the Chelsea catalogues. In 1917 this model was renamed the "Commodore" and subsequently the "Constitution", which is still manufactured today (but with a quartz movement). This house-strike model is a fine example of their early production. The 8" dial is signed "Jaccard Jewelery Co. • Kansas City", the retailer who first sold this clock.

Physical: The brass case, which is in excellent physical condition, measures 12" x 12" x 5". It features the extra-cost "Special" dial with raised numerals as noted in the Chelsea catalogue.

Mechanical:
The eight-day house-strike movement has just been professionally overhauled by the top watch guy in Los Angeles and is in excellent mechanical condition.

Comments: Fabulous older Chelsea just overhauled and ready for years of great service for you. Call us to start the process.

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Description

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Front View
Right
Side
Back
Dial - 1
Dial - 2
Movement

Reference

Ly, T.D., American Clocks - I, 1989, p.269
Demeter, A.&D., Chelsea Clock Company – The First Hundred Years, 2014, p.132

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JLO-42206
$575
Seth Thomas 15-Day “World” in Mahogany

Seth Thomas “World” in Mahogany - Antique Clocks Guy

Seth Thomas “World” in Mahogany - Antique Clocks Guy

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Seth Thomas “World” in Rosewood - Original Catalogue Drawing - Antique Clocks Guy(Original Catalogue Drawing)

Seth Thomas “World” in Mahogany - Antique Clocks Guy

Seth Thomas “World” in Mahogany - Antique Clocks Guy

 

Here's a beautiful Seth Thomas World model that's in wonderful condition... with age-appropriate dial wear. This model was often used in commercial applications and some "school house green" splatters on the top give us a peek into its past!

Physical: The mahogany case, which measures 16"w x 32"h x
4"d, has the original finish, including beautiful original gilding around the pendulum door.

The glass appears to be old and wavy both above and below. The 12" diameter dial is in very good original, age-appropriate condition. The pendulum is original. There is an original Seth Thomas label on the backboard inside and an old jeweler's label on the very top.

Seth Thomas “World” in Mahogany - Antique Clocks Guy

The back is stenciled with the original manufacture month, in this case, May (E) of 1898 as you can see in the photo to the left.

Mechanical: The original (workhorse) fifteen-day time-only movement is in excellent running condition. We will service it again prior to shipment.

Comments: Very original super clean clock; a classic "long-drop" school-house style but one you don't have to wind every week! Priced right. So give us a call to make it your own!

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Front View
Front Right
Pendulum/Label
Inside Label
Top Jeweler's Label
Dial
Date Stencil

Reference
Ly, T.D., American Clocks - I, 1989, p.323
Ly, T.D., Seth Thomas Clocks & Movements 3rd Ed Vol 1, 2004, p.323

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JLO-42902
$250
Seth Thomas “Eclipse” in Solid Walnut. c.1895

Seth Thomas “Eclipse” in Solid Walnut   ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Seth Thomas “Eclipse” in Solid Walnut   ~ Antique Clocks Guy

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Seth Thomas “Eclipse” in Solid Walnut   ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Seth Thomas “Eclipse” in Solid Walnut   ~ Antique Clocks Guy

 

The Seth Thomas "Eclipse" mantle clock stands head and shoulders above most other production models as one of their most popular and sought-after clocks.

This one, in a nice mellow-brown walnut case has a pierce carved and arched crest with spherical beaded top and incised side corbels and reverse gilt decorated door glass.

The pendulum that Seth Thomas used on these clocks was their special, extra fancy design with a decorative insert in the center that is itself a collectable!

Physical: The walnut case, which measures 15.5"w x 24.5"h x 4.75"d is in excellent physical condition and has the original finish. The 5" diameter dial with ST logo is also original to the clock.

Mechanical: The eight-day time and gong-strike movement (half and hour) has been lubricated and is in excellent running condition.

There is an alarm mechanism which was rarely used by owners because they rang continuously until completely wound down. But you can be sure that the person who needed to get up did not miss the alarm... nor did anyone else in the house!

Comments: Wonderful clock. GREAT glass, great pendulum, "readable" label. Great price. What are you waiting for... time? (!) Call or e-mail to make it your own.

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Front View
Front Left
Front Right
Crown
Dial
Glass - Front
Glass - Back
Label
Pendulum
Back

Reference
Ly, T.D., Seth Thomas Clocks & Movements 3rd Ed Vol 2, 2004, p.724

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JLO-42008
$650
Seth Thomas Regulator No. 2 Reissue, c.1976

Seth Thomas Regulator No. 2 Reissue, c.1976 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Seth Thomas Regulator No. 2 Reissue, c.1976 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Seth Thomas Regulator No. 2 Reissue, c.1976 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

 

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The Seth Thomas clock called "Regulator No. 2" was introduced in the early to mid 1860s and produced until 1950, likely the only clock with such a length of production. Original selling price is unknown, but by 1873, the price was $16 and when production ended it was priced at $110. The timepiece with its 12” dial and long wooden case is handsome on any wall. Read the Seth Thomas detailed history in the first link above and more about Regulator No. 2 in the second link above.

The No. 2 was again reissued in 1976. In a limited-production run, only four thousand were manufactured. At this time, Seth Thomas was a division of General Time, a Talley industries company. The reissue model was advertised in the “Mart” publication of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors (NAWCC) and has been a popular clock ever since then. Unlike the originals, which had veneered bezels that can lift or peel over time, the reissue features a solid oak bezel. It also utilizes a movement copied from the old workhorse Seth No. 61 rectangular movement.

Seth Thomas Regulator No. 2 Reissue, c.1976- Antique Clocks Guy

We are fortunate to have a scanned copy of the original Installation Instructions that were shipped with this model in PDF form (click above) and all of the pages within the booklet are linked below in the photos section so you can print them or right-click and save the pages.

Physical: The case, which measures 36"h x 15.5"w x 5"d and is in excellent original condition, retaining the original finish on the case and the original paint on the dial. A very nice feature of this series of clocks, as compared to the older originals, is that the bezels (circular wood ring surrounding the dial) are solid oak whereas the older clocks had a veneer that sometimes lifted as glue weakened.

Mechanical: The No 61 eight-day, time-only rectangular movement was recently lubricated and is running like a champ. Hang it up and you can count on it doing the same for you.

Comments: In the 18+ years that we've been in business, we've only had several of these available to us. Each has sold almost instantly. This is a wonderful example and ready to ship to you tomorrow. We have copies of the original factory wood block that were used to lock down the pendulum during transit, one of which will ship with the clock. That makes setup much easier as you don't have to disassemble the clock to install the pendulum.

This configuration was commonly used on Seth Thomas wall clocks, which explains why most models have a hole in the backboard on both sides of the pendulum. For this model, Seth Thomas added metal threaded fittings on the back so that the block screws directly into them, eliminating the need for nuts and washers. Nice!

Here's your opportunity to own a real Seth Thomas Regulator No. 2 for about one third of what the great older ones bring. And we personally think the cases with solid bezels are a lot nicer and a lot less likely to have challenges down the road like the older ones. Take a look at the photos below, then it's time, already. Give us a call to make it your own!

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

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Front
Front Right
Base
Dial
Bezel Back
Pendulum/Weight
Factory Special Instructions
Manual - Front Cover/Back
Manual - Inside Cover/Pg1
Manual - Pg 2-3
Manual - Pg 4-5

Reference
Ly, T.D., Seth Thomas Clocks & Movements 3rd Ed Vol 1, 2004, p.278

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