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JSL-0823
$1,800

Gazo “Carmel” Model, c.1980 in Solid Oak with Ave Maria Chimes ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Gazo “Carmel” Model, c.1980 in Solid Oak with Ave Maria Chimes ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ship From No. CA

Read about the Gazo Carmel in our Antique Clocks Reference Library ~ Antique Clocks Guy
(original catalogue Photo)

 

Physical: Here's a spectacular big clock from the Gazo Family Clock Factory. The alder case measures 60"h x 16"w x 13"d and is great condition with original finish as you can seen in the photos below. This clock was purchased by the father of the present owner on July 20, 1979.

The front door features convex glass above and beveled glass below. There are also side glass panels through which you can see the inside of the cabinet and the movement. Note the beautiful original brass pendulum lyre, etched pendulum bob, and porcelain beat plate. And the wonderful hand-carved backboard behind the pendulum.

This case has serial number "CTP--O" on the back upper right-hand corner. We questioned Ed Gazo and he confirmed that "CTP" stood for "Carmel with Torrey Pines top", the nomenclature they were using for this particular case in 1979.

The eight-inch etched brass dial features the Gazo name prominently etched as well as porcelain "cartouche"- style numerals that were common on later of the Gazo clocks. Ed Gazo also mentioned that the oval cartouche numerals of this period were made in Germany instead of by earlier suppliers in France and Spain.

Mechanical: The clock is in running order and plays Westminster, Whittington and St. Michael's chime tunes on the quarter hours, followed by the hour strike on the hours. You can switch it off, but it is a very mellow chime that sounds like many "grandfather" clocks. You'll be charmed by it.

Comments: Here is one of Gazo's most popular wall clocks just waiting for you. Lots of hand-carved attention-to-detail on this clock! We don't see this model too often as families tend to keep and pass them between generations.

We will make all the shipping-related arrangements for you – you pay the shipper directly.

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

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Description

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Front View
Cr
own
Left Side
Right Side
Dial Area
Dial
Lower Section
Base


Reference

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COH-0818m
$2,850
Ansonia “Music & Poetry”, c.1894

Ansonia “Music & Poetry”, c.1894   ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ansonia “Music & Poetry”, c.1894   ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ansonia “Music & Poetry”, c.1894   ~ Antique Clocks Guy

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Ansonia “Music & Poetry”, c.1894  - Original Catalogue Drawing ~ Antique Clocks Guy
original catalogue drawing
(click to enlarge)

Ansonia “Music & Poetry”, c.1894   ~ Antique Clocks Guy

 

Ansonia figural clocks are highly sought by many collectors. We've seen them anywhere from what we might only describe as "decaying" to beauties like this particular clock, which we're proud to present for your consideration.

Physical: The stunning silver-plated and patinated spelter case measures 24"w x 20.75"h x 8"d. The 4.5" diameter porcelain dial features the highly desirable ruby-jeweled "open escapement", which makes the clock far more visually interesting; it is in excellent condition as you can see in the closeup photo.

Note the detail in the filigreed hands. They remind us of some tallcase clocks from the 18th Century. Note the thick beveled glass in the bezel.

Mechanical: The eight-day time-and-strike movement has just been lubricated and is in excellent running order. It is original to the clock and stamped with the Ansonia mark.

Comments: If you're into American figural clocks, or, if you just want a stunning old clock as a centerpiece decorator item, this would be an excellent choice. Give us a call to get it headed in your direction.

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Description

View

Front View
Left Figure
Clo
ck Tower
Clock - Upper
Clock - Lower
Dial
Right Figure

Base
Back
Movement

Reference
Ly, T.D., American Clocks - II, 1991, p.22
Ly, T.D., Ansonia Clocks and Watches, 1998, p.153

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UGL-0818
$5,450

Ansonia “Hanging Antique”, c.1904 in Mahogany ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ansonia “Hanging Antique”, c.1904 in Mahogany ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ansonia “Hanging Antique”, c.1904 in Mahogany ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ansonia “Hanging Antique”, c.1904 in Mahogany ~ Antique Clocks Guy

 

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Ansonia "Hanging Antique" - Original Catalogue Drawing ~ Antique Clocks Guy(original catalogue drawing)

 

Here is a wonderful example of the Ansonia "Hanging Antique" in mahogany. This same general design was also made in a tallcase clock called the "Standing Antique"

Physical: The case of this c.1904 clock is in excellent condition and appears to have the original finish that may have been overcoated at some point in the past. It measures 17"w x 46.5"h x 9"d. Though the original catalogue says this clock was made in oak and mahogany, we've seen a couple of them over the years in both cherry and walnut.

The brass appliques are all original and in excellent condition. Some have been re-lacquered. The spiral weights are in excellent condition as are the side-arm finials on top. This model is often missing the embossed brass cover on the pendulum, but it is present and accounted for here! The 9.5" diameter dial with porcelain "cartouche" numerals is in excellent original condition. Lots to look at on this clock – visually stimulating.

Mechanical: The eight-day time and gong-strike movement is in excellent running order, having been recently professionally serviced.

Comments: These original clocks have become increasingly difficult to find, which must explain why the Chinese, in typical corner-cutting fashion, have been making crummy copies that they sell online. Caveat emptor and all that...

Note: Been looking for a excellent one that's pristine and not a knockoff? Now's your time... (no pun intended)!

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

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Description

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Front Right
Crown
Finial - Left
Finial - Right
Upper Section
Upper Right - 1
Upper Right - 2
Lower Right - 1
Lower Right - 2
Lower Section
Center Medallion
Dial
Pendulum Bob
Weights
Weights/Pendulum
Movement
Movement - Right


Ly, T.D., American Clocks - I, 1989, p.40
Ly, T.D., Ansonia Clocks and Watches, 1998, p.178-179

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CLR-0724
$11,000

Rare, Limited Edition  Herschede “Edinburgh” – Model 247 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Rare, Limited Edition  Herschede “Edinburgh” – Model 247 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Rare, Limited Edition  Herschede “Edinburgh” – Model 247 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Available for Pickup or
Ship From Vista CA

NOTE:
We have another of this model (see below) that is located in the Midwest.

Rare, Limited Edition  Herschede “Edinburgh” – Model 247 - ORIGINAL CATALOGUE PHOTO ~ Antique Clocks Guy

(original catalogue)

 

Near the end of its corporate life cycle, Herschede Hall Clock Co. made a couple of very high-end clocks, Model 250, called "The Clock", and the Limited Edition Model 247, the "Edinburgh", which featured unique leaded glass in the trunk panels. This model is considered by many to be the most dignified of all Herschede models and is generally very difficult to find. Interestingly, we have two available to us at the present time. That's a first!

Herschede made a less expensive version of the 247 that was called "Wellington" and labeled as Model 248. Unlike the Edinburgh, it had a snap-in mullions on the inside of the trunk panels in a diamond pattern. The link above will show you the two models side-by-side. Herschede apparently also sold this clock (uncatalogued) with plain glass.

Original Catalogue Description:
"A dignified grandfather clock with leaded glass door and sides. Pediment has kingly finials. Solid and veneers Mahogany cabinet with book-matched Mahogany overlays. 9 tube, triple chime movement. Moving moon, hand-engraved, gold-plated dial. 86”h x 25”w x 16”d."

Physical: The mahogany case that has been described above is in impeccable condition. It is a one-owner clock. We will include a digital copy of the original catalogue with your purchase. The cabinet is serial number 6174.

Mechanical: The eight-day, 9-tube-chiming movement is in excellent mechanical condition and was recently professionally serviced. It is Herschede serial number A639897.

It plays (selectable) Westminster, Whittington and Canterbury chime tunes on the quarter hours on nine tubular bells that hang in the back of the case. The clock strikes the hour on the longest tube. Both the chime and strike may be turned off with subsidiary dials on the main dial. (We suggest that you handle the tubes, weights and pendulum only with white cotton gloves and polish only with "Semichrome" polish if necessary in the future.) This clock features a special order temperature-compensating lyre pendulum ($100 original option cost); most had a plain metal rod and round ball pendulum.

Comments: This is a wonderful opportunity to purchase a one-owner clock that has been kept in meticulous physical condition throughout its life. As of the day of this listing, there is one of these clocks on eBay for the "bargain" price of $20,000; ours is realistically priced. There are people out there, including one Northwest dealer in particular, who claim Herschede clocks are worth $25,000, $30,000, $60,000... insane prices and insane claims. We follow the market very closely and work to get very fair prices for our consignors and buyers. Here is your opportunity to own a fabulous, seldom-seen Herschede clock at a wonderful price. Give us a call to start the process. This clock is presently located in the entry of our home.

Shipping: We will make arrangements with one of our blanket-wrap movers to deliver the clock to you, or you may pick it up here in Vista CA. You would pay the shipper directly; we do not mark up packing/shipping expenses.

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

About the Photos: The clock is presently located in a room that has very red-colored hardwood flooring, so the photos tend to be way overly red. This is extremely difficult to overcome in such a setting without bringing in commercial studio lights and a professional photographer. However, the photos do a good job of showing off the pristine condition of the cabinet.

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Description

View

Front View
Right Side
Crown
Upper Left
Lower Left
Upper Right
Lower Right
Upper Section
Trunk
Trunk Right

Front Door Open
Pendulum
Base
Dial - 1
Dial - 2
Moon
Phase - 1
Moon Phase -
2
Moon Phase - 3
Moon Phase - 4

Tubes/Cab S/N
Signature Plate
Movement S/N



PIB-0727
$3,925
Gilbert Regulator No. 10 in Oak
with Burled Panels

Gilbert Regulator No. 10 in Oak with Burled Panels ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Gilbert Regulator No. 10 in Oak with Burled Panels ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ship From So. CA

Original Catalogue Drwaing - Gilbert Regulator No. 10 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

(original catalogue)

 

Here is a much sought-after Regulator from the William L. Gilbert Clock Co. of Winsted Conn. There is an extraordinary amount of detail in the cabinet that is very attractive to serious collectors as well as those just seeking a centerpiece decorative clock.

Physical: The oak and burl case, which measures 18.5"w x 52"h x 7"d is in excellent physical condition. The cabinet, with the exception of the burled panels, was recently professionally refinished. The panels were rubbed out and polished. It is absolutely stunning. The glass, which is puttied into the case, appears to have been replaced at some point in the past
. The 10" paper dial is original to the clock, in very good, age-appropriate condition. The original nickeled weight matches the dial bezel as well as the pendulum bob.

Mechanical: The single weight-driven, eight-day, time-only, deadbeat, retaining-power movement has recently been professionally overhauled and is in excellent
running condition.

Comments: Great clock, fabulous condition, fair price, waiting for your call!

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

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Description

View

Front Left
Front Right
Crown
Upper
Section - 1
Upper Section - 2
Upper Left
Lower Left
Upper Right

Midsection
Lower Section
Base
Dial
Weight/Pendulum
Movement - 1
Movement - 2

Reference
Ly, T.D., Gilbert Clocks - 1998, p.135, p.218

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SBF-0717
$12,750


Waterbury Regulator No. 16 in Oak, c. 1893
Signed “Daniel Pratt’s Son”

Waterbury Regulator No. 16 in Oak, c. 1893 Signed “Daniel Pratt’s Son” ~ Antique Clocks Guy

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Waterbury Regulator No. 16 in Oak, c. 1893 Original Catalogue Drawing ~ Antique Clocks GuyHere is one of the largest regulators Waterbury made. The original catalogue price for this clock (see drawing to the left) was $165; it's a little more expensive today!

Here is an interesting history of clockmaker Daniel Pratt that mentions "Daniel Pratt's Son" as the successor firm.

Physical: The oak case with glass sides and gridiron pendulum with oval rods is in excellent physical condition and measures 24"w x 108"h x 12" d. it was professionally refinished in 2010 to faithfully restore it to its original condition.
The 12" diameter porcelain dial features a sweep seconds hand. The adjustable compensating "lyre" pendulum is in excellent original condition.

Mechanical: The iron-encased, dead-beat, pinwheel escapement, retaining power movement with sweep seconds was recently professionally overhauled and is in excellent running order, ready for years of great service.

Shipping: For shipping, the case comes apart into an 11"h crown, a trunk of 65"h, and a base of 32"h. Shipping-related charges are paid directly by you to the provider. We will arrange to have one of our blanket-wrap movers deliver it right to your front room. They have a great track-record with us.

Comments: It will look grand in the entry of your home... or perhaps in the corner of your den or office. Give us a call to start the process!

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


Photos: Tallcase clocks are extraordinarily challenging to photograph. The photos in the linked box below have had the background cut out to help with "visual clarity". We have a second set of photos that were taken of the clock outside to help with lighting and also to show the case taken apart with separate base and upper sections in a DropBox folder. They are high-resolution, so may take a bit to download, depending on your internet connection speed.

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Description

View

Front View
Crown
Upper Section
Upper - Left
Lower Right
Trunk
Dial -1
Dial - 2
Weight
Pendulum
Beat Scale
Pinwheel Movement
Movement Box Left
Movement Box Open

Reference
Ly, T.D., Waterbury Clocks, 2001, p.237

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SBF-0716
$1,350
Seth Thomas “Continental” Pillar & Scroll, c.1904

Seth Thomas “Continental” Pillar & Scroll, c.1904 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Seth Thomas “Continental” Pillar & Scroll, c.1904 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Seth Thomas “Continental” Pillar & Scroll, c.1904 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ship From So. CA

Click to view the enlarged catalogue scan ~ Antique Clocks Guy(original 1904 catalogue)

 

Here is another very nice Seth Thomas "Pillar and Scroll"-style from the 1904 catalogue. This style that was made popular by the famous clock pioneer, Eli Terry and others, nearly 100 years earlier than its manufacture date. So, to be technical, one might call this a 111 year-old clock a "reproduction", but it is definitely a valuable and very interesting antique!

Physical: The mahogany case measures 17.5"w x 32"h x 5"d and is in excellent physical condition with some alligatoring in the original finish, which has been cleaned and polished. The finials and pendulum are original. The 10" painted dial has its original paint and is in excellent condition. The tablet paint with the eagle is original and in excellent condition. There is also a label inside that is in very good, readable condition. The original catalogue price was $22.50; it's a bit more expensive today!

Mechanical: The original eight-day, half-hour-strike movement has been professionally overhauled and is in excellent running condition, ready for years of great service for you. It is signed with the Seth Thomas logo and "Made in U.S. America" – they were definitely patriots!

Comments: So, the only open question remaining should to be, "Where are you going to put it in your home or office?"

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

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Description

View

Front Left
Front Right
Front Upper
D
oor Open
Upper Left
Lower Left
Upper Right
Lower Right
Label
Tablet Front
Tablet Back
Back
Dial
Dial Off


Reference
Ly, T.D., Seth Thomas Clocks & Movements 3rd Ed Vol 2, 2004, p.664

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HOJ-0629
$2,650
Ithaca “Index”

Ithaca “Index” ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ithaca “Index” ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ship From So. CA

Interestingly, this model, that we've not had available to us in the past, matches the photo in Miller (p.51) and not that in Tran (p.254). Apparently there were two different styles of cabinet for the "index". Not so unusual in the U.S. clock market, but it is unusual that Tran doesn't have either a catalogue or original photo of this configuration.

Physical: The walnut case, which measures 15"w x 33.5"h x 6"d is in excellent physical condition, with ORIGINAL FINSH that has just been thoroughly cleaned and rubbed out. Our consignor said he used Spruce It Up (a cleaner/polish) to "remove a century of grunge and reveal a wonderful original finish."

The glass and gold leaf are original as are the 7" papered dials that are in good, age-appropriate condition. The clock dial is unsigned; the calendar dial has patent dates (also on tip of dial bezel) as well as "Manufactured for Lynch Brothers". We have been unsuccessful in learning who the Lynch Brothers were – perhaps someone reading this listing can fill us in on the details. The example in Tran also has the Lynch labeling and we have found others with the same nomenclature, but no explanation!

Mechanical: The eight-day time-and-strike movement has just been cleaned and serviced and is in excellent running order. As is typical with Ithaca clocks, the movement is signed "E.N. Welch • Forestville Conn • USA. It also says, "Manfd for the Ithaca Calendar Clock Company". The calendar mechanism has also been cleaned and serviced and is in excellent mechanical condition.

Comments: This is a gorgeous all-original clock that's just waiting for a place on your mantle, or perhaps the credenza behind your desk at work?

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Description

View

Front View - 1
Front View - 2
Front Left
Front Right
Upper
Left
Upper Right
Lower Left
Lower Right
Door Open

Pat Date - Bezel
Both
Dials
Clock Dial -
Off
Clock Dial - On
Calendar Dial - On
Calendar Dial - Off

Movement
Calendar Mechanism
Bac
k

Reference
Ly, T.D., Calendar Clocks, 1992, p.146
Miller, A. & D., Survey of American Calendar Clocks, 1989, p.51

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