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JLO-42912
$225
Seth Thomas “Arch Top”
in Walnut/Burl, c.1880

Seth Thomas "Arch Top" in Walnut Burl ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Seth Thomas "Arch Top" in Walnut Burl ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Seth Thomas "Arch Top" in Walnut Burl ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ship From Vista CA

(original catalogue drawing)

 

Seth Thomas made many clock styles over the years. This "Arch Top" model was a very popular model in the 1880 period and remains so today. Here's a fine example of the "species" for your consideration and at a phenomenal price. Skinner sold one that was not nearly as nice in its 04/29/16 auction for $246 plus 23% bidder fee for a whopping total of $302.58. As always, there are great clocks here at fair prices. Take a look:

Physical: The burled walnut case with veneer in excellent condition throughout, measures 10.5"w x 13.5"h x 4.5"d. Best guess here is that it has been overcoated with shellac at some point in the past, but that is only conjecture as the finish is in such exceptional condition.

The 6" Roman numeral dial, which is in perfect condition, appears to have been repainted in the past by the famous dial-painter Martha Smallwood. Pendulum is original and this clock has the very special "S" & "T" (Seth Thomas) hands that were popular in the era. The winding key latches the door.

The label on the inside backboard, as you can see in the thumbnail to the left, is in excellent physical and readable condition; perhaps the nicest original label we've ever seen.

Mechanical: The eight-day, time-and-strike movement has just been lubricated and is in excellent (strong) running condition, striking the hours on a coiled gong.

Comments: This is a great clock! If there were extra room on a shelf in our home we would just keep it. But, alas, it must go to a "good home" as per the wishes of our consignor. Ready to adopt?

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Front Left
Front Right
Fr
ont Open
Crown
Dial Off
Door Back
Base
Bottom
Sides
Top
Base
Dial
Dial Back
Label - 1
Label - 2
Label - 3
Movement - Front
Movement - Rear
Back

Reference
Ly, T.D., Seth Thomas Clocks & Movements 3rd Ed Vol 2, 2004, p.717

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JLO-42918
$225
Seth Thomas City Series “Omaha”

Seth Thomas City Series "Omaha" in Mahogany ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ship From Vista CA

Seth Thomas City Series "Omaha" in Mahogany ~ Antique Clocks Guy

 

We have just listed a batch of mostly Seth Thomas clocks for a local collector who is moving and who is more interested in finding "good homes" for his clocks than in reaping a big profit. Refreshing. His investment, your reward...!

This clock is from the "City Series" that was so popular that we have a page about them in the Reference Library of our site. Check it out!

Physical: The mahogany case is in excellent age-appropriate physical condition and retains the original finish. It measures 10.75"w x 19"h x 4.5"d. The 5" dial is original to the clock and retains the original paint.

The damascened pendulum (very cool) is original to the clock as well. The original label remnant is present in the base of the clock.

Mechanical: The movement was removed from the case and cleaned in a heated ultrasonic cleaner by one of our technicians, then lubricated. As you can see in the photo above, it is clean as a whistle. It originally had an alarm function, but that has been removed (typical). The alarms were 1) annoying; and 2) did not shut off until they ran down and required the spring to be rewound daily. Enough already! The movement is in excellent running condition and features a very sonorous "cathedral gong" that you can see and hear in this YouTube film clip.

Comments: Nice clock. AMAZING price.

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Front Left
Front Right
Crown
Left Side
Right Side
Glass - Front
Glass - Back
Dial
Pendulum/Label
Movement
YouTube Film Clip

Reference
Ly, T.D., Seth Thomas Clocks & Movements 3rd Ed Vol 1, 2004, p.202

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JLO-42903
$385
Seth Thomas “Empire 17”
Crystal Regulator

Seth Thomas "Empire 17" Crystal Regulator ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Seth Thomas "Empire 17" Crystal Regulator ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Seth Thomas "Empire 17" Crystal Regulator ~ Antique Clocks Guy

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Seth Thomas" Empire 17" Crystal Regulator Original Catalogue Drawing ~ Antique Clocks Guy(original catalogue drawing)

Seth Thomas "Empire 17" Crystal Regulator ~ Antique Clocks Guy

 

Seth Thomas made a whole series of crystal regulators from very plain rectangular boxes to a few fancy styles like this one. They numbered them from "00" to "1000", though there were only about 87 styles, mostly plain. This is a beautiful exception!

Physical: The brass case retains a fair amount of the original gilding and has patinated beautifully. It measures 17"h x 8.375"w x 3.75"d. It is in excellent physical condition with original, unchipped beveled glass panels.

The 4" diameter porcelain dial, in the style of French clocks of the period, has hand-painted floral decoration and is in excellent physical condition. The delicate hands are beautiful and original. The original pendulum has metal (faux-mercurial) cylinders inside the glass tubes.

Mechanical: The eight-day round time and gong-strike No. 48N movement has recently been lubricated and is in excellent running condition. Click this link to read the movement description from the 1907 catalogue.

Comments: Many crystal regulators of this period have been highly polished or re-plated. It is a lovely thing to see one that has aged gracefully and that beckons attention simply because of its elegance. This is such a clock.

It has been in the collection of a gentleman who is moving and just wanted to make sure some of his clocks go to "good homes" where they will be as cherished as they have been in his. Do you have a "good home" that is ready to adopt this lovely orphan?

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Front View
Front Right
Crown
Top Left
Top Right
Left
R
ight
Base
Dial
Back
Movement
Movement Signature
Movement Description

Reference
Ly, T.D., Seth Thomas Clocks & Movements 3rd Ed Vol 1, 2004, p.242

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LBB-0422
$225
Ansonia “Fulton” Gallery Clock, c.1914

Ansonia "Fulton" Gallery Clock, c.1914 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ansonia "Fulton" Gallery Clock, c.1914 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ship From So. CA

Original Catalogue Drawing: Ansonia "Fulton" Gallery Clock, c.1914 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

(original catalogue drawing)

 

Because of the name on the dial below the maker signature, our best guess is that this Ansonia gallery clock came out of a hotel somewhere. This particular model was made in both mahogany and oak, and in eight- and 30-day configurations. The eight-day version pictured here originally cost $16.75 in 1914.

Physical: The mahogany case, which measures 18.75" square x 4" deep. appears to have the original finish and is in excellent physical condition. The glass is not original. The 14" diameter dial does bear the original finish.

Mechanical: The eight-day movement has been professionally cleaned and serviced and is in excellent running condition. The pendulum appears to be original to the clock as well.

Comments: Nice clock. Bargain price. We enjoy a similar clock that hangs in our great room; you will, too... so call us!


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Description

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Front View
Front Left
Front Right
Dial
Pendulum

Reference
Ly, T.D., Ansonia Clocks and Watches, 1998, p.205

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AAT-0406
$4,150
Seth Thomas Regulator No. 6 in Walnut
with High-End Factory-Options:
Raised Backboard, Finished Glass Retainer
Fancy Weight

Seth Thomas Regulator No. 6 in Walnut with Raised Backboard and Fancy Glass Retention ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Seth Thomas Regulator No. 6 in Walnut with Raised Backboard and Fancy Glass Retention ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ship From So. CA

One of the most popular Seth Thomas weight-driven wall clocks is Regulator No. 6. This model was so popular that it was copied and re-released in the 1970s by General Time, the company that bought the Seth Thomas assets and name (and subsequently folded). But this is a rare version and an original clock – definitely not a reproduction.

BUT WAIT... there's more!

This clock is different than any Regulator 6 we've seen in the past (compare). It has a raised backboard with ebonizing around it. In addition, it has a very special molding that was created to retain the glass: not installed with nails, as usual, but in the manner of the highest end Seth Thomas Regulators 10, 12, 15, 16, and 19. And, to top it off, this clock has the fancy knurled weight that is also found on those higher-end Seth Thomas models. Clearly, this was a special-order clock for a very special place. Wouldn't you just love to know where it originally resided? (!).

Seth Thomas Regulator No. 6 in Walnut with Raised Backboard and Fancy Glass Retention ~ Antique Clocks Guy

This is an amazing find!

Physical: The gorgeous walnut case bears the original finish that has been polished and is in excellent physical condition. It measures 49"h x 16.5"w x 6" d. The 10" diameter dial has the original paint in excellent condition. This clock also has an original label that's in very good, age-appropriate condition.

There is no evidence of imperfections in the glass. With the retaining screws instead of nails it is difficult to tell if the glass has been out of the clock. The finials are original.
Note the beautiful burled walnut in the crown piece and the prized nickel damascened pendulum bob and matching nickeled weight, beat-plate, pulley and bezel.

Mechanical: The original 80-beat movement features lantern pinions and Graham pallets. This one was just overhauled and is in excellent running order, ready for years of great service for you.

Comments: If you are a connoisseur of Seth Thomas clocks you already know what you are seeing. If you are just looking for a beautiful single clock you also already know what you are seeing. The only thing remaining is a phone call to us to initiate 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
Upper
Section
Upper Left
Lower Section
Glass Retention
Base
Dial - 1
Dial - 2
Pendulum Bob - 1
Pendulum Bob - 2
Weight/Pendulum Bob/Label
Movement

Reference
Ly, T.D., Seth Thomas Clocks & Movements 3rd Ed Vol 1, 2004, p.284

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RFB-0404
$3,950
Seth Thomas Regulator No. 3 in Rosewood

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

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

Seth Thomas Regulator No. 3 in 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 rosewood for a couple of years, 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 very wealthy.

Physical: The rosewood 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 veneer on the bezel is perfect on this clock.

The 14" dial was re-done by the Dial House in behalf of a previous owner, 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 is original to the clock and 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. The "strongboard", which mounts in front of the movement to support the dial has often been lost along the way in Seth Thomas clocks, but it is present in this one.

Comments: You know where this clock was popular before. It's sure to be equally popular in your home or office, but only if you give us a call to start the process!

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

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Front Left
Front Right
Upper
Left
Lower Left
Upper
Right
Lower Right
Base
Dial
Bob/Weight/Label
Movement
Movement w/Strongboard


Reference
Ly, T.D., Seth Thomas Clocks & Movements 3rd Ed Vol 1, 2004, p.279-281
Ly, T.D., American Clocks - I, 1989, p.218

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SAA-0302
$10,000
Herschede Model 250 ~ The Clock

Herschede Model 250 ~ “The Clock”  ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Herschede Model 250 ~ “The Clock”  ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ship From Vista CA

Herschede Model 250 "The Clock" - Antique Clocks Guy
Catalogue Photo

We have so much information on this Herschede Hall Clock Co. model that it has its own page in our Reference Library, some of which is included below. If this clock is of interest, then definitely read the linked pages above. This much-touted model was Herschede's last American-made high-end production clock and this was the most popular of the two burled woods they used.

We hope you enjoy the photos below, taken here in our office where the clock currently resides.

Physical:
The brass presentation plate indicates a year of 1974 (original purchase, delivery and owner's manual documents are included with your purchase). The cabinet (s/n 5843) measures 25"w x 87.625"h x 14.5"d and features rare burled veneers of Spanish Olive Ash, 108 feet of solid strip brass trim, piano-hinged door with both snap lock and key lock, beveled glass, gold-plated engraved dial and hand-painted moon dial. We have just thoroughly cleaned and waxed the cabinet. It, too, is in excellent physical condition.

Mechanical: The eight-day chiming movement features traditional (selectable) Westminster and Whittington chimes along with Herschede's own unique Canterbury Chimes. The chimes have a very mellow tone. The movement serial number for this clock, 628496, puts its year of manufacture after 1968, the last year for which records are available.

Herschede Model 250 ~ “The Clock”  ~ Antique Clocks Guy

The nine nickel cadmium "Crown Symphony" chime tubes are larger and longer than other Herschede clocks (standard Herschede tubes are 1.375” in diameter, while Model 250 chime tubes are 1.5” in diameter). The tubes weigh approximately 82 pounds. The chimes can be turned off if you please; so can the hour strike. Herschede had a unique and apparently patented "beat adjustment" knob on their pendulum. HERSCHEDE OWNER'S MANUAL (note: photos in preceding paragraph are file photos).

Our highly experienced clock technician just serviced the clock and it is in excellent mechanical condition, keeping perfect time and chiming on all tunes correctly. Again, it is here in our office so we are monitoring it constantly and very pleased with its performance... and looks!

When the clock arrives there we suggest that you handle the tubes and weights with white cotton gloves and polish them only with Semichrome metal polish.

Comments: These clocks aren't available often. Most families retain them as heirlooms. This family is moving, so has made it available to you. Their a loving father purchased it as a gift for his wife for their 25th anniversary on Jan 17, 1974. This is commemorated on a brass plate on the inside of the door.

A dealer in OR claims to have sold one last year for for $30k. The same clock shop, we're told, has another at $30k and one at $45k. Sorry, but that's just silly. Ours are, to say the least, a little (hello, how about "way") less expensive, but the same exact clock in the same exact wonderful condition!

Herschede Model 250 "The Clock" - Antique Clocks Guy

Here is your opportunity to own both a fine clock and a piece of American clock history. Give us a call to make arrangements. We have sold this same model many times over the years (see our Testimonials page) The last one of this model that we sold went safely to Hong Kong, so we can certainly get it moved to your location safe and sound!

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Shipping: Shipping-related charges are paid directly by you to the provider. We will make the arrangements in your behalf with one of our blanket-wrap specialty movers.

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Front - Left
Front - Right
Crown
Finial - Left
Finial - Right
Trunk
Base
Upper Left
Trunk Left
Lower Left
Upper Right
Trunk Right
Lower Right
Escutcheon
Dial
Pendulum/Tubes
Weights
Owner Plate
Factory Label
Original Documents


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