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We always need quality new American clock listings. The larger, the better. Wall clocks are generally preferable to shelf clocks...

TKO-0818
$3,650

Chelsea “Commodore” with 8.5” Dial & Ship's Bell Strike ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Chelsea “Commodore” with 8.5” Dial & Ship's Bell Strike ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Chelsea “Commodore” with 8.5” Dial & Ship's Bell Strike ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ship From So. CA

Chelsea "Commodore" - Original Catalogue Drawing ~ Antique Clocks Guy

 

Here is a beautiful example of a large Chelsea "Commodore" model circa 1918 that has just been thoroughly gone through. The red brass case was completely disassembled, polished and re-lacquered and the movement was professionally overhauled by the top Chelsea/watch guy in So CA. Take a close look at the details and photos...

Physical: The red brass case, which measures 14"w x 12.5"h x 7"d and is in sparkling clean condition.

The 8.5" silvered dial, signed "J.E. Caldwell & Co. (the Philadelphia jeweler who first sold the clock) has the original silvering and is in excellent condition. It is also marked "Ship's Bell", which means it uses a special pattern of bells to tell the time (see link).

Mechanical: The eight-day ship's bell-strike movement has just been completely overhauled and is in excellent running order. Bell-strike works perfectly.

Comments: Nice clock in wonderful condition... and priced right!

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Front View
Front Left
Front Right
Dial
Back
Movement
Movement Signature


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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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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OJT-0721
$4,750
Seth Thomas Regulator No. 3 in Burled Walnut

Seth Thomas Regulator No. 3 in Burled Rosewood ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Seth Thomas Regulator No. 3 in Burled Rosewood ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ship From So. CA

Seth Thomas Regulator No. 3 -Original Catalogue Drawing ~ Antique Clocks Guy
(original catalogue drawing)

 

We've not had a Seth Thomas No. 3 in burled walnut for quite some time, so we're delighted to have this nice, super-clean one for your serious consideration. These circa 1884 clocks were very popular with the railroads and the fancier cases like this one were more commonly found in higher-end offices, banks, law firms, and the homes of the wealthy.

Physical: The burled walnut case measures 20"w x 44"h x 6"d. The case has just come from our restoration shop, where it was completely and professionally refinished. The gilding around the lower door has been restored as well (people often paint this with metallic silver, but this is real silver leaf). The burled veneer on the bezel is perfect on this clock.

The 14" dial has the original paint and is in excellent physical condition.

Be sure to note the great damascened nickel pendulum bob and the original label in the bottom of the case.


Mechanical: The eight-day time-only movement features polished, cut pinions of solid steel, Graham pallets, including retaining power at 72 beats/min. It has been professionally overhauled and is in excellent running order, ready for years of great service.

Comments: You know where this clock was popular before. It's sure to be equally popular in your home or office!

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

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Front Left - 1
Front Left - 2
Upper
Left
Lower Left
Upper
Right
Lower Right
Door Open
Base
Dial
Pendulum Bob/Label
Movement


Reference Books

Ly, T.D., Seth Thomas Clocks & Movements 3rd Ed Vol 1, 2004, p.279-281
Ly, T.D., American Clocks - I, 1989, p.218
Clock books are available from Arlington Books.

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ETJ-0608
$1,750

Ansonia Delft Porcelain “La Rive” ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ship From CA

Ansonia Royal Bonn "LaCapelle" Delft ~ Antique Clocks Guy

 

Here is one of the sought-after Ansonia clocks in a porcelain case with "Delft" decoration. The history of each of these firms is linked in the previous sentence and makes for interesting reading material. It is interesting to note that numerous pattern configurations were made for numerous Ansonia models as you can see here with the floral catalogue design; but even that design was likely made in multiple colors and configurations and with different dial options.

Physical: The beautiful Delft porcelain case is in excellent original condition. It measures 9.5"w x 17.75"h x 5"d. The 5" diameter porcelain dial is in excellent condition and has floral designs between the numerals. It is signed Ansonia Clock Co. NY, USA. The hands are correct and original. There is a slow/fast adjustment just above the numeral 12.

Mechanical: The eight-day time and bell-strike movement with exposed escapement and jeweled pallets has been recently professionally serviced and is in excellent running order.

Comments: We strive to find great items at fair prices for our clients. This model was recently seen in a very high-end antique center priced at $3,250. Ours is a little more reasonable... and waiting for your call.

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hone at 760-604-0262, or e-mail.

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Front View
Left Side
Right Side
Back
Dial
Movement

Reference Books
Ly, T.D., Ansonia Clocks and Watches, 1998, p.628

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PSH-614
$1,995
Seth Thomas Parlor Calendar No. 4

Seth Thomas Parlor Calendar No. 4 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Seth Thomas Parlor Calendar No. 4 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ship From So. CA


(original catalogue drawing)

 

This is a c.1888 Seth Thomas calendar model that we've not had available to us in the past and which, previously, we've not seen. Its graceful lines and wonderful colors are extremely attractive and will draw attention wherever it is placed in a room.

Physical: The polished walnut and burled case measures 15.5"w x 25"h x 5"d and is in excellent physical condition and original finish. The 8" diameter dials are in excellent condition and appear to have the original paint with a touchup to the signature on the clock dial. There is an original label on the back of the door between the glasses and another behind the calendar movement on the backboard.

Mechanical: The eight-day cup bell-strike movement has been professionally overhauled and is in excellent running order. The calendar mechanism, designed by R.T. Andrews is also in excellent running order.

Comments: This is a great clock that will be an attention-getter in your home or office. A phone call will suffice to start the purchase process...

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

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Front Right
Upper Detail
Lower Detail
Upper Left
Lower Left
Lower Right
Dials
Label on Door
Back
Movements
Movement - Clock
Movement - Calendar

Reference
Ly, T.D., Calendar Clocks - 1997 Update, p.259

Ly, T.D., Seth Thomas Clocks & Movements 3rd Ed Vol 1, 2004, p106.
Miller, A.H. & D.M., Survey of American Calendar Clocks, 1989, p.17

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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.

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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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TFR-0629
$3,850
Seth Thomas Office Calendar No. 1 in Rosewood

Seth Thomas Office Calendar No. 1 in Rosewood ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Seth Thomas Office Calendar No. 1 in Rosewood ~ Antique Clocks Guy

 

Ship From So. CA

Seth Thomas Office Calendar No. 1 - Original Catalogue Drawing ~ Antique Clocks Guy

(original catalogue drawing)

Seth Thomas Office Calendar No. 1 in Rosewood ~ Antique Clocks Guy

 

We don't see these large office calendars very frequently. Like much of the weight-driven Seth Thomas inventory in the country, they have slowly been drawn into serious collections and are not released often. So here's your opportunity!

Physical: The burled rosewood case is in excellent condition. It was refinished at some point in the past and looks great. Many of these we've seen over the years have been missing veneer or had veneer peeling... this one's in excellent condition. The case measures 19.5"w x 40"h x approximately 6" d. There is also a great label inside the door with the original instructions as well as a service technician's card from a company dating back to 1925. The 12" clock and 14" calendar dials still bear the original paint, unusual on very old Seth Thomas clocks. The weight is also original.

Mechanical: The weight-driven time-only movement and calendar movement have been overhauled and are in excellent running order. The calendar roller papers are original.

Comments: If you've been thinking about owning a major American calendar clock, this is one of the most desirable. Its unique shape draws the immediate attention of anyone entering the room where it will surely dominate. We've seen these clocks sell at auction for significantly more; this one is really priced right and everything is correct. Give us a call to start the process.

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Front Right
Upper Left
Lower Left
Upper Right
Lower Right
Clock 12" Dial
Calendar 14" Dial
Label
Service Tech Card
Weight - 1
Weight - 2
Clock Movement
Calendar Movement

Reference
Ly, T.D., Calendar Clocks, 1992, p.247
Ly, T.D., Seth Thomas Clocks & Movements 3rd Ed Vol 1, 2004, p.90
Miller, A.H. & D.M., Survey of American Calendar Clocks, 1989, p.10

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ETJ-0705
$8,250
E. Howard & Sons 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 & Sons 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? (!)

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

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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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NGR-0125
$7,250
Rare Seth Thomas Parlor Calendar No. 9

Rare Seth Thomas Parlor Calendar No. 9 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Rare Seth Thomas Parlor Calendar No. 9 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ship From So. CA

Seth Thomas Parlor Calendar No. 9 - Original Catalogue Drawing ~ Antique Clocks Guy(original catalogue drawing)

 

According to Wikipedia, "Victorian (era) design is widely viewed as having indulged in a grand excess of ornament." One need only drive down a street with old Victorian homes to make this observation for oneself. Certainly, clockmaking firms were no exception to this rule in their design of many Victorian era clocks. The Parlor Calendar No. 9, c. 1886, is perhaps the most "out there" Seth Thomas design. In all the years we have been dealing in clocks, this is only the second one of this model that we've ever physically seen. And this perpetual calendar clock is in wonderful original condition.

Physical:
The walnut case, which measures 17"w x 29.5"h x 7" has the original finish and has just been professionally poli
shed and waxed. The two outer rings on the crown are perfectly done replacements by a museum-quality restorer in Los Angeles.

There is a small older veneer re-glue (approximately 1/2" square) that is on the middle band on the right side. You literally have to be looking for it to notice. The dials have the original paint. There was some chipping that was retouched by Kathy Seiwert of the famous "Dial House" in Georgia. There is a directions label on the back side of the door in excellent condition and a calendar service instruction label behind the calendar mechanism.

Mechanical: The eight-day spring-driven time and cathedral-gong clock movement is original to the case and in excellent running order. The cathedral gong is a nice touch as it has a very deep, mellow sound, not "twangy" as with many shelf clocks. It was recently cleaned and fully overhauled. Here's the list we received from our technician of the work that was done to the clock movement: lever pivot straightened; other pivots polished as needed; eight bushings replaced; manufacture and install new arbor spring bushings in the front plate; polish plates, fit new suspension spring. The calendar mechanism, designed by R. T. Andrews, is original to the case and was cleaned and adjusted and set for leap year. It, too, is in excellent running order.

Comments: This is an important clock to any calendar collector. It's in excellent physical and mechanical condition and just needs a call from you to make it your own.

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

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Front View
Front Left
Left Side
Le
ft Side Detail
Front Right
Right Side
Right Side Detail
Crown
Clock Dial Area
Clock Dial
Calendar Dial Area

Calendar Dial

Directions Label
Back
Movie


Reference
Ly, T.D., Calendar Clocks, 1992, p.
262
Ly, T.D., Seth Thomas Clocks & Movements 3rd Ed Vol 1, 2004, p.109
Miller A. & D., Survey of American Calendar Clocks, 1989, p.19

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