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TKE-0209
$1,750
Extremely Unusual and Difficult-to-Find
Bim-Bam Quarter-Strike Seth Thomas “
Atlas”
in Mahogany

Seth Thomas "Atlas" in Mahogany - Antique Clocks Guy

Seth Thomas "Atlas" in Mahogany - Antique Clocks Guy

Seth Thomas "Atlas" in Mahogany - Antique Clocks Guy

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The extremely sought-after and desirable Seth Thomas "Atlas" model has a very unusual movement with three gongs. It does a "bim-bam" strike on two cup bells on the quarter hours, followed by the hour being struck on a heavier mellow-sounding "cathedral bell" gong. This is the kind of movement one might expect to find in a expensive "petite sonnerie" European clock. Seth Thomas used this movement in only three models, the Atlas shown here and Hecla (shelf clocks), and the wall-hanging "Marcy".

Physical: The beautiful walnut case, marked on the back with a January 1887 manufacture date, is in excellent condition, measures 22.5" high x 12" wide x 5.5" deep and has the ORIGINAL FINISH. The 6" dial is in very good condition and has the ORIGINAL PAINT. It has ORIGINAL GLASS and a great damascened pendulum bob, too.

Seth Thomas "Atlas" in Mahogany - Antique Clocks Guy
Seth Thomas reverse-stenciled the date of manufacture
on some models using the A-L to indicate the month.
So this clock is from January, 1887

Mechanical: The eight-day time and quarter-hour strike movement has been professionally serviced and is in excellent running order. One thing to reiterate from above is that the hour gong has a very mellow tone... pleasing to the ear.

Comments:
These don't come along often and, when they do, are generally scooped up quickly. Especially by collectors who seek to have all three models with this mechanism. Now's your opportunity...

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Description

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Front View
Front Left
Right Side
Dial - 1
Dial - 2
Dial - 3
Glass
Label
Pendulum Bob
Movement - 1
Movement - 2
Stenciled Mfg Date

Reference
Ly, T.D., Seth Thomas Clocks & Movements 3rd Ed Vol 2, 2004, p.718

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OFT-0202
$12,500
Jeweler's Regulator
Waterbury Regulator No. 7 in Walnut Burl

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

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

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

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

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

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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 case was sold with two different pendulums, this being the most popular with the "lyre" configuration. Most were oak, but a few had the special walnut burl you see here on the front and on the the backboard inside the case. This particular clock is in spectacular original condition.

Physical: The case is all original. It retains its beautiful original finish and measures 22.5"w x 82"h x 11"d. It is in excellent physical condition with original glass. The 12" porcelain dial is original, in excellent condition, and features a sweep seconds hand. There is a small joint on the minute hand. The lyre pendulum and brass weight are original to the case and in excellent condition.

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


Mechanical: The original Swiss-made deadbeat, eight-day, time-only 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.

Comments: As you can see in the photos, this is an exceptional clock just waiting for its matching exceptional home. Are you ready for the "oohs" and "ahs" of "spectacular" in your home?

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Description

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Front - 1
Front - 2
Upper - Dial Off
Crown
Burled Backboard
Lower
Lower Left
Base - 1
Base - 2
Dial
Lock
Pendulum
Pendulum Bob - 1
Pendulum Bob - 2
Beat Plate
Movement

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

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TBO-1227
$8,900
Ithaca Regulator No. 1 , pre-1875

Ithaca Regulator No. 1, c.1875 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ithaca Regulator No. 1, c.1875 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ithaca Regulator No. 1, c.1875 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ithaca Regulator No. 1, c.1875 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ithaca Regulator No. 1, c.1875 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ithaca Regulator No. 1, c.1875 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

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Ithaca Regulator No. 1, c.1875 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ithaca Regulator No. 1, c.1875 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ithaca Regulator No. 1, c.1875 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ithaca Regulator No. 1, c.1875 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

 

Here's an original large Ithaca calendar clock that's just begging to be hung in your home or office. According to our Ithaca expert, this model is sometimes referred to as a "State Street clock", meaning that it was made before 1875 at their corner of State and Albany Streets location. In his personal collection he has their hand-written lease for that location dated Sept 1 1866. It say’s “in part ( to be used in the business of manufacturing, selling, and distributing clocks) the following premises...” etc.

If you're looking for great clocks you will find them on our website and you know that they'll be well researched!

So, if this one is pre-1875, it's about as good as they get and has the "age spots" to show it's been around for 140+ years! These clocks were often found in banks and fancy offices like law firms.

Physical: The walnut case measures 20"w x 52"h x 6"d and has the original finish and the original removable bottom. In the 1970s there were apparently a slew of replacement bottoms made for these clocks, but this one's the real McCoy. By the way, this model was available from the factory as a shelf clock without the slide-on base.

There are three "age-spots" on the top of the removable base section that show a candle burned close to this clock at one time. Here's what our Ithaca expert had to say about it: "To me, it looks like someone has sanded out heavy burns from candles. Since the drops edge moulding is solid walnut, once you clean out the carbon, you could easily match up the color. The dark vertical line towards the center is also from an open flame. Since the line is unbroken, between two separate components of the clock, it can’t be something in the wood."


This is on the base, not where the eye would naturally go. But, if you would prefer to have the "age spots" removed, our restoration guys will do that for you included in the price of the clock. It's an interesting piece of the Americana history of this wonderful clock; makes you really wonder where this clock resided in the past!

The 12" dials, brass bezels, pendulum, weights are all original. Note that the pendulum swings in front of the calendar dial on this model and you can see it in the bottom window. We're not sure if the roller papers are original, but, if they were replaced
along the way, it was not recently. Glasses appear to be original.

Note that this clock, serial number 1722, has the "Directions" paper intact as well as a separate "Notice" (instructions) that we have not seen before in an Ithaca clock available to us.

Mechanical: The eight-day time-only, 2-weight clock movement with maintaining power (made for Ithaca by E.N. Welch and stamped in the front plate) and the calendar mechanism were professionally overhauled in late 2015 and are in excellent running order.

Comments: This wonderful clock originally cost somewhere around $50; it's a little more today... So, what are you waiting for?

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

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Description

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Front View
Front Left
Crown
Upper Section
Detail – Midsection
Lower Section
Base
Base Off - Front
Base Off - Top
Dial - Clock
Dial - Calendar
Directions
Notice
Movement - Clock - 1
Movement - Clock - 2
Mechanism - Calendar

Reference
Miller, A.H. & D.M., Survey of American Calendar Clocks, 1989, p.29
Ly, T.D., Calendar Clocks, 1993, p.123-124

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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

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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

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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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EON-1128
$47,500
Very Rare Seth Thomas Office Calendar No. 8

Seth Thomas Office Calendar No. 8 in Burled Walnut

Seth Thomas Office Calendar No. 8 in Burled Walnut

Seth Thomas Office Calendar No. 8 in Burled Walnut

Seth Thomas Office Calendar No. 8 in Burled Walnut

Seth Thomas Office Calendar No. 8 in Burled Walnut

Seth Thomas Office Calendar No. 8 in Burled Walnut

Seth Thomas Office Calendar No. 8 in Burled Walnut

Seth Thomas Office Calendar No. 8 in Burled Walnut

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Seth Thomas Office Calendar No. 8 - Original Catalogue Drawing ~ Antique Clocks Guy Seth Thomas Office Calendar No. 8 in Burled Walnut

We are delighted to have this beautiful Seth Thomas clock for your consideration. Because of the expense of the elaborate case, not a lot of this model were initially made and there are literally only a handful of these magnificent clocks still in existence, all held in major collections. According to research of Seth Thomas catalogues at the NAWCC library, the Office Calendar No. 8 was manufactured only between 1880-1888. This one moved from NY in the 1980s to a major collection and has just been made available to us.

Physical: The walnut/burl case, which measures 24.5"w x 66"h x 9"d has a fine patinated finish that appears to have been restored well before its 1980s move. It is in excellent physical condition with beautiful color. All the wood is original as is the glass. The nickel bezels were quite worn and recently restored. The damascened nickel pendulum bob is original. It appears that the weight has not fallen in the past and damaged the case (typical for an original gut cord to break).

The 14" diameter dials are in excellent physical condition. They were recently touched up by our expert dial-painter. The left calendar roller has an indentation on "Tuesday" that might be remediated by a capable metalsmith, but we'd probably just leave it alone if it were ours. Roller papers on the calendar are original.
The cabinet lock and key are present, original, and in working order.

There is a cupola on top of the case that is unique to this particular rare Seth Thomas model. Note how it is turned even on the inside!

Seth Thomas Office Calendar No. 8 in Burled Walnut Seth Thomas Office Calendar No. 8 in Burled Walnut
Seth Thomas Office Calendar No. 8 in Burled Walnut Seth Thomas Office Calendar No. 8 in Burled Walnut

Mechanical: Both the weight-driven eight-day clock and perpetual calendar movements have been overhauled and are in excellent running order.

Comments: We have only seen three of this model before, one of which we restored and sold several years ago; we feel fortunate to have found this beautiful calendar clock and convinced the collector to make it available to you. Thanks in advance for your interest.

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Description

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Front
Front Open - 1
Front Open -2
Front Left
Front Right

Upper - 1
Upper - 2
Upper Left
Upper Right
Upper w
/Dial Off
Cupola Top - 1
Cupol
a Top - 2
Cupola
Under - 1
Cupola Under - 2

Lower
Lower Left - 1
Lower Left - 2
Lower Right - 1
Lower Right - 2
Lower Right - 3

Bezel - Clock
Bezel - Calendar
Left Mid Detail
Dial - Clock
Dial - Calendar
Movement - Clock
Mechanism - Calendar
Pendulum Bob
Weight


Reference
Ly, T.D., Calendar Clocks, 1992, p.252-253
Ly, T.D., Seth Thomas Clocks & Movements 3rd Ed Vol 1, 2004, p.97
Miller, A. & D. Survey of Calendar Clocks, 1989, p.22


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BJK-1030
$2,250
Elmer O. Stennes “Willard” Banjo

Elmer O. Stennes “Willard” Banjo ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Elmer O. Stennes “Willard” Banjo ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Elmer O. Stennes “Willard” Banjo ~ Antique Clocks Guy

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The story of Elmer O. Stennes is intriguing, to say the least. If you don’t know the history of this particular maker, you should read the article in our Reference Library. It’s an amazing saga filled with intrigue... and MURDER!

You might also find the Foster S. Campos history interesting. He was trained and employed by Stennes. It's all really spooky... and will be very intriguing to share with anyone who comes into your home and sees this most interesting clock... but don't turn off the lights at night!

This is a "first-generation" clock that just came from the estate of the gentleman who was the original buyer and who owned this clock for the last 40+ years.

Physical: The case, which measures 10"w x 34"h x 4"d, is made of mahogany, cross-banded with acacia. The clock case and dial are in excellent physical condition and retain the original finish on the case and original paint on the 7" diameter dial. The iron weight is signed "Stennes" and is also original to the clock. The tablet and throat glass are both in excellent condition and original as is the pendulum. The clock is signed on the tablet "Willard's Patent" as this is a copy of an early banjo made by Simon Willard.

Simon Willard History: Simon Willard is considered America's most well-known clockmaker. He was born in Grafton Massachusetts April 3, 1753 and died in Roxbury, August 30, 1848. He was a highly prolific and innovative clockmaker for over sixty-five years. A patriot during the revolution, he moved from Grafton to Roxbury with his brother Aaron in 1780 where they produced a great variety of clock forms and continuously experimented with new styles.

Willard's famous “Roxbury” tall clock cases are easily recognized by their fine details, pleasing proportions and rich mahogany. A Simon Willard antique tall clock is considered by sophisticated collectors to be among the most highly prized antique forms.

During his early career in Grafton, Simon Willard worked to produce a compact and affordable wall clock. The results of this effort were the rare Grafton Wall Clocks often referred to as “Willard experimentals”. He improved upon this form over several years until he arrived at the clock we refer to as the “banjo” clock, Willard called it his “Improved Patent Timepiece”. He had succeeded in making an attractive, accurate and compact timepiece that could be purchased for a fraction of any tall case clock. This wildly popular form is still reproduced today. 

Willard also produced the popular “Massachusetts shelf clock”, the very rare lighthouse clock and a number of impressive gallery clocks that can be found in church and municipal buildings. His legacy in American history and decorative arts is substantial.

Mechanical: Kilbourne and Proctor (Waltham, Mass. c.1970-1990) produced banjo clock movements for use in 20th century banjo clocks by Stennes and Campos, one of which is in this clock. The eight-day, time-only, weight-driven movement is original to the clock. It has just been professionally overhauled and is in excellent mechanical condition.

Comments: This is an exceptional clock that belongs in our home, but that would require a major remodel and expansion to have any additional wall space! So, the clock and the associated very interesting history, will go happily to you and draw attention wherever it is hung. Give us a call today to start the process.

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Front View
Front Left
Front Right
Upper Left
Upper Right
Throat
Tablet
Tab
let Closeup
Dial
Pendulum
Weight
Movement


OJM-1020
$1,650

Chelsea “Commodore” Ship's Bell Clock, c.1930
Signed “Udall & Ballou”


Chelsea “Commodore” Ship's Bell Clock, c.1930 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Chelsea “Commodore” Ship's Bell Clock, c.1930 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Chelsea “Commodore” Ship's Bell Clock, c.1930 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

 

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Chelsea "Base & Ball" (later named "Commodore") Original Catalogue Drawing - Antique Clocks Guy

Original Catalogue Drawing
(prior to model name change)

 

Here's a beautiful Chelsea "Commodore" clock with ship's bells (click link to learn about the bell sequence).

The Commodore model, dating back to the early years of Chelsea, was originally named the "Base and Ball". In 1917, that name was changed to “Commodore”. Subsequently, it was renamed “Constitution”, and at some point even sold with an inexpensive quartz movement and a puny 3" dial. But this clock is the real McCoy – we never mess with those cheesy models!

The Jeweler: The dial is signed "Udall and Ballou" and "Ship's Bell". The former were high-end jewelers and would have been the retailer who first sold this clock. Founded in 1888 in New York, Udall and Ballou was one of the finest jewelers of the early 20th Century with locations in Palm Beach, Florida; on Bellevue Avenue in Newport, Rhode Island; at rue Lafayette, Paris; and on Fifth Avenue in New York.

By the 1920s, they were one of the most prosperous firms of the period. Along with Tiffany & Co., Black, Starr & Frost-Gorham, Marcus & Co., and Cartier, they sponsored “The House of Jewels” at the 1939 New York World´s Fair. Contributing jewelry that was abstract in design and architectural in effect, they were one of the few manufacturing jewelers identified with the famous “flower style” (2) of the 1930s.

In the 1940s, During World War II, the firm closed due to the difficult financial situation globally.

The design of this clock dates back to 1906; its movement is descended from patents issued July 31, 1900 (UK) and June 5, 1909 (US). Here is a label (not on this clock) that was on the early-century originals as they left the factory:

Chelsea Original Label (file photo) - Antique Clocks Guy

Physical: The red brass case measures 8.5"w x 9"h x 4"d and is in excellent physical condition. It was recently cleaned, polished and re-sealed with marine-grade lacquer. It has a 6 inch diameter, 12-hour silvered brass dial in excellent original condition. The 7.5" diameter bezel is hinged and is opened by a button on the side. The glass appears to be original.

Mechanical: The clock eight-day ship’s bell (gong-strike) movement has a high-quality 11-jewel platform escapement and rack-and-snail strike, an excellent timekeeper. The serial number 197460 indicates it was manufactured in 1930 and matches the case serial number on the bottom. A correct Chelsea key is also included.

The movement was recently completely disassembled and professionally overhauled; it is in excellent running order. The ship's bells sound in proper sequence and have a resounding ring due, in part, to the Mahogany sounding board in the base.

Comments: This is a fine example of the Commodore "species" and will be a reliable timekeeper in your home or office for generations to come. Give us a call so we can launch it in your direction!

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Front
Left

Right
Back
Bottom/SN
Dial
Movement

Reference
Ly, T.D., American Clocks - I, 1989, p.82
Chelsea 1911 Catalogue, p.20

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TPH-1110
$750
Chelsea “Vanderbilt” Ships Bell Desk Clock

Chelsea “Vanderbilt” Ships Bell Desk Clock ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Chelsea “Vanderbilt” Ships Bell Desk Clock ~ Antique Clocks Guy

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Here's a cute little Chelsea ship's wheel desk clock with a ship's bell movement for your consideration. The "Vanderbilt" name has a connotation of wealth attached to it. Can't you just imagine this little clock sitting perhaps on the corner of a small writing desk in the Commodore's mansion?

Physical: The red brass case, which measures 7" high with a 4" silvered dial, has recently been polished and re-lacquered to preserve its sheen. It is in excellent overall physical condition.

Mechanical: The eight-day ship's bell movement was recently professionally serviced by one of the top watch and clock repair technicians in Southern California. It is in excellent mechanical condition and the ship's bell feature works correctly. The movement has the Chelsea maker's stamp as well as serial number 510560 indicating it was made in approximately 1947.

Comments: Very clean little clock, shined and serviced, ready for years of great service for you.

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Description

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Front View - 1
Front View - 2
Front Left
Front Right
Back
Dial
Movement
- Signature
Movement - Serial No.



LEH-0331
$1,500

E. Howard “Regulator No. 5” ~ Antique Clocks Guy

E. Howard “Regulator No. 5” ~ Antique Clocks Guy

E. Howard “Regulator No. 5” ~ Antique Clocks Guy

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(original catalogue drawing)

 

Over the years we've seen many "banjo clocks" from E. Howard & Co. in a wide variety of sizes and conditions. This excellent representation of the smallest of the species is constructed of cherry and was factory-grained with india ink in order to achieve the look of rosewood. The original graining remains on this clock.

Physical: The case, which retains its original finish, measures 12"w x 29"h x 4"d. Here's what the original catalogue says: "The cases are from well-seasoned hard wood, stained in imitation of rosewood, and polished."

Most Howard "banjos" have, at some time in the past, had the original gut weight cord break sending the weight through the bottom of the case. It's not an exception, it's pretty much the rule on early banjo clocks. This clock is no exception to that rule, but you don't see it looking directly on to the clock and the repair was done nicely.

Many of these clocks have had the glass replaced, or at least repainted. Both the throat "tablet" and lower tablet are original and the paint and gilding is original and in excellent condition.

These black, gilded gold and red painted tablets are traditional Howard color combinations. Both tablets appear to have been re-blacked on the back at some point in the past. The metal pendulum backboard could be a replacement as it has been spray-painted, but it appears to be correct. The pendulum tie-down (both pieces) is present, too. The "moon" hands are original and correct.

The iron weight is also original and has the appropriate number 5 cast into it. The 7" diameter iron dial is also original to the clock with original paint and in excellent condition, signed "E Howard & Co., Boston".
The pendulum is original and some damascening remains on the bob.

Mechanical: The single-weight, time-only E. Howard movement is original to the clock, bears the Howard signature and the number "5" appropriate to the clock. It is in excellent running order here in our home. The original catalogue says: "Recoil escapement, and accurate time keeper. For use in dwelling-houses, offices and rooms, they are well adapted" (whatever that means)! The movement in this clock has just been professionally serviced by our technician and will provide years of great service for you.

Comments: If you've been looking for an clean example of a Howard Regulator No. 5, act now, this is your clock. Clean, original, and ready to go. It's physically here in our home, so call if you have additional questions and we'll do our best to get the info for you. If you've already seen enough, you know what to do... call us!

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Front Left
Front Right
Head
Tablet Front
Tablet Back
Throat Front
Throat Back

B
ottom
Dial
Dial Back
Pendulum
Movement
Pulle
y
Weight - Number
Weight - Middle


Reference
Ly, T.D., American Clocks - I, 1989, p.117

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LEH-0332
$1,200

E. Howard “Regulator No. 5” ~ Antique Clocks Guy

E. Howard “Regulator No. 5” ~ Antique Clocks Guy

E. Howard “Regulator No. 5” ~ Antique Clocks Guy

E. Howard “Regulator No. 5” ~ Antique Clocks Guy

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(original catalogue drawing)

E. Howard “Regulator No. 5” ~ Antique Clocks Guy

 

E. Howard & Co. made this "banjo" clock in five sizes, Regulator No. 5 being the smallest. This is from the original catalogue: "The cases are from well-seasoned hard wood, stained in imitation of rosewood, and polished."

Physical: The case, which measures 12"w x 29"h x 4"d, retains its original finish, but may have been overcoated in the past. It is in excellent overall physical condition.

At some point in time, the original gut weight cord broke sending the weight through the bottom of the case. This is not an exception; it's pretty much the rule on early banjo clocks. On this one, you don't notice it looking from the front.

Many of this style have had the glass replaced, or at least repainted. Both the throat "tablet" and lower tablet are original. In the past, both tablets have been re-blacked on the back. There is a small horizontal crack in the upper portion of the throat glass. It does not jump out at you, but Tom Moberg, the famous clock glass artist said he can replace this with an old glass copy for not a lot of money.

The pendulum backboard is wood; generally they are metal. The pendulum tie-down (both pieces) is present, too. The "moon" hands are original and correct.

The iron weight appears to be original. The 7" diameter iron dial is original to the clock with original paint and in excellent condition, signed "E. Howard & Co., Boston".
The pendulum assembly is original.

Mechanical: The single-weight, time-only E. Howard movement is original to the clock, has the Howard signature and the number "5" stamped into the plate. It is in excellent running order. The original catalogue says: "Recoil escapement, and accurate time keeper. For use in dwelling-houses, offices and rooms, they are well adapted" (whatever that means)!

The movement has just been professionally serviced by our technician and will provide years of great service for you

Comments: Nice clock at a great price. It's physically here with us, clean and ready to go...


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Description

View

Front Left
Front Right
Head
Open (Dial Off)
Tablet Front
Tablet Back
Throat Front
Throat Back

B
ottom
Dial
Dial Back
Pendulum
Moveme
nt

Reference
Ly, T.D., American Clocks - I, 1989, p.117

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AGL-1030
$2,750
Seth Thomas “Fashion 6”

Seth Thomas “Fashion 6” ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Seth Thomas “Fashion 6” ~ Antique Clocks Guy

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There is a long story about the Fashion clocks, which were made by numerous clockmaking firms, the most famous of which was the Southern Calendar Clock Co, who used Seth Thomas mechanisms and cabinets. Often, their clocks had their name stamped on the movement along with the Seth Thomas name. In this particular clock, only the Seth Thomas name is marked. The clock dial and seconds bit subsidiary dial bear two patent dates while the calendar dial says, "Made by Seth Thomas Clock Company."

Physical: The walnut case, which measures 16.5"w x 32"h x 6"d appears to have the original finish. The three finials are correct duplicates of the originals. The glass is original, with the reverse gilding letter "F" touched up by the famous Tom Moberg.

The 7.5" diameter paper dials are original to the clock and in fair-to-good condition. It is our understanding that replacements are available from the Dial House in GA. The roller papers are in fair condition and an extra set of covers will be included with the shipment should you desire to recover them.

Mechanical: The eight-day time and gong-strike movement has been recently serviced and is in excellent running condition. The calendar mechanism has also been serviced and is in excellent operating condition.

Comments: The black-dial Fashion clocks seem to always be in demand. This is a nice example for a serious collector.

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Front View - 1
Front View - 2
Front Left
Front Right
Upper Left
Upper Right
Upper Front
Lower Front
Lower Left
Lower Right
Top Back Left
Top Back Right
Label
Pendulum Bob
Pendulum Bob - Close
Back
Clock Dial
Seconds Bit
Calendar Dial
Glass Back
Clock Movement
Gong Base
Calendar Mechanism
Calendar Rollers
Extra Roller Covers


Reference.
Ly, T.D., Seth Thomas Clocks & Movements 3rd Ed Vol 1, 2004, p.122

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OFL-1031
$825
Seth Thomas “World” in Rosewood

Seth Thomas “World” in Rosewood - Antique Clocks Guy

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

Original Catalogue Drawing

 

Hers's a beautiful Seth Thomas World model that's in pristine condition... with age-appropriate dial wear. This model was often used in commercial applications. However, extra-cost rosewood versions would more likely have been found in a law firm, a bank, or perhaps the servants' quarters of a very high-end residence (think Downton!). Nice word picture, huh?

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

The upper glass has been replaced, but the lower glass appears to be original. The 12" diameter dial is in very good original, age-appropriate condition. The pendulum is original.


Mechanical:
The eight-day time-and-strike movement was recently professionally overhauled and is in excellent running condition. The movement is marked with the ST logo and also stamped: "S.Thomas • Thomaston, CT • U.S.A. • Pat'd. Dec 28, 1875."

Comments: Super clean clock; classic style. Give us a call to make it your own!

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Front View
Lower Section
Lower Left
Lower Right
Dial

Label
Pendulum Bo
b/Beat Scale
Movement - 1
Movement - 2
Suspension

Reference
Ly, T.D., American Clocks - I, 1989, p.323

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ANS-1020
$1,075
Ansonia “ La Nord” Porcelain, c.1904

Ansonia “ La Nord” Porcelain, c.1904 - Antique Clocks Guy

Ansonia “ La Nord” Porcelain, c.1904 - Antique Clocks Guy

Ansonia “ La Nord” Porcelain, c.1904 - Antique Clocks Guy

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(original catalogue – 1904)

Ansonia “ La Nord” Porcelain, c.1904 - Antique Clocks Guy

 

Here is one of the most visually pleasing of the wide variety of German Royal-Bonn porcelain cases made for the Ansonia Clock Co. of New York. The very special and unusual gray-green color of this clock makes it extremely desirable.

Physical: The porcelain case is in excellent physical condition without repairs. It measures 14.5"w x 11.75"h x 5"d. The 5" diameter porcelain dial with exposed escapement is also in excellent physical condition.

Mechanical: The eight-day, spring-driven movement with exposed escapement (with jeweled pallets) was recently professionally overhauled and is in excellent mechanical condition, ready for years of great service for you.

Comments: This is a gorgeous clock that will go blend marvelously with most color schemes in your home or office. Give us a call to start the process.

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Front View
Front Left
Left
Right
Base
Dial
Back
Royal
Bonn Signature
Movement

Reference
Ly, T.D., Ansonia Clocks and Watches, 1998, p.607

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SBF-0906
$4,750
Seth Thomas Regulator No. 18
in Burled Walnut

Seth Thomas Regulator No. 18 in Burled Walnut – Antique Clocks Guy

Seth Thomas Regulator No. 18 in Burled Walnut – Antique Clocks Guy

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Seth Thomas Regulator No. 18 in Burled Walnut – Antique Clocks Guy

 

We don't see these beautiful Seth Thomas regulators frequently as most collectors pass them on within the family. Regulator 18 was used primarily in commercial/industrial/railroad buildings, and some in schools. This one is in fancy burled walnut, making it extremely desirable relative to others we've seen in the past.

Physical: The walnut case measures 20"w x 53"h x 5.5"d and was refinished about twenty years ago. It has a nice, aged lustre to the finish. The veneer is all intact and in wonderful condition. The large 14" dial was repainted by the famous dial-painter Martha Smallwood of The Dial House in GA and it has had some time to age, too.

Overall, this clock is in excellent physical condition. Many examples of this model we've seen in the past have had a brass bezel, weight and bob. This one features nickel and looks exceptional relative to the brass-trimmed clocks. Note the wonderful damascened bob which, just by itself, is worth $750-1,000!

Seth Thomas Regulator No. 18 in Burled Walnut – Antique Clocks Guy

Mechanical: The eight-day, weight-driven movement features Graham escapement, lantern pinions, and maintaining/retaining power. It was overhauled in the past and recently professionally serviced. It is in excellent running order.

Comments: This is a wonderful big clock waiting for that special place in your home or office.

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Front View
Front Left
Front Right
Upper Left
Upper Right
Lower Left
Lower Right
Lower/Pendulum
Label
Dial & Bezel
Dial
Pendulum
Movement
Mfg Date Stencil

Reference Books
Ly, T.D., Seth Thomas Clocks & Movements 3rd Ed Vol 1, 2004, p.300

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