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RBN-0909
$9,450
Seth Thomas “Jupiter” Regulator

Seth Thomas “Jupiter” ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Seth Thomas “Jupiter” ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Seth Thomas “Jupiter” ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ship From So. CA

 

Here is a big clock that we've never had available to us in the past – we've only seen it in the book. From the height of the Victorian era, it was in the Seth Thomas 1894 catalogue for $60 and again in the 1910 catalogue and apparently did not appear in the subsequent 1912 catalogue. This clock, which features a moon dial, is wound by pulling down the center chains.

Physical: The oak case, which measures 19"w x 57"h x 7"d, has just been professionally refinished by a museum-quality restorer. It is in excellent physical condition. The 12" dial and subsidiary moon dial retain the original finish. All the brass is present and has been polished and re-lacquered for preservation. The weights and cast brass pendulum bob are original to the clock as are the finials on top. The glass in the dial door is also original.

Mechanical: The eight-day, weight-driven, time-and-strike, chain-wound movement has been professionally overhauled and is in excellent running condition It is stamped with the Seth Thomas logo. The moon dial moves one position each day and operates correctly. The clock strikes a large cup bell that is located above the movement.

Comments: Take a close look at the photos: this is a stunning clock. We look forward to hearing from you...
and we'll arrange the shipping!

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Description

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Front Right
Front Left
Crown
Upper Section
Lower Section
Upper Right
Lower Right
Weights & Base
Moon Dial
Dial - 1
Dial - 2
Movement
Movement - Clos
e

Reference
Ly, T.D., American Clocks - I, 1989, p.215
Ly, T.D., Seth Thomas Clocks & Movements 3rd Ed Vol 1, 2004, p.318

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OJT-0910
$6,200
Seth Thomas Parlor Calendar No. 10 in Walnut

Seth Thomas Parlor Calendar No. 10 in Walnut ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Seth Thomas Parlor Calendar No. 10 in Walnut ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ship From So. CA

Seth Thomas made two similar versions of this particular perpetual calendar clock. The file photo below shows the earlier model (1892 catalogue) on the right; the later model with the frame above the rings was in the 1896 catalogue. There are some other differences in the base of the two models. Click the photo below to enlarge and compare.

Seth Thomas Parlor Calendar No. 10 - 1892 and 1896 models ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Catalogue Drawing - Seth Thomas Parlor Calendar No. 10 - Later Model ~ Antique Clocks Guy
(earlier version
catalogue drawing)

Physical: The beautiful walnut with burl later model case measures 28.5"w x 36"h x 6" deep and has the original finish. It was recently professionally rubbed out and polished and is in excellent physical condition. The 10" diameter dials were restored by the famous dial-painter, Martha Smallwood, at The Dial House in GA. There is also a nice original instruction label on the back of the door. The weights and hands are original. There are no apologies on this clock - it's a wonderful piece.

Mechanical: The two-weight time and cathedral gong-strike clock movement (strikes on the hour) and the R.T. Andrews-patent calendar movement were recently professionally overhauled at which time the roller covers were replaced on the calendar (typical). Both of the movements are in excellent mechanical running condition, ready for years of great service for you.

We noted the large "fly" on the clock movement and asked our technician about it. Here's his response: "It's kind of cool. I have seen external governors on a few different model of Seth clocks. Because the clock has the heavy eight-day weights, they needed the extra fly to slow the strike down. Quiet clevor (sic). I like it!" He's not the best spellor (!), but an extraordinarily knowledgeable technician! We learn something new every day in the clawk business...

Comments: If you are a serious calendar clock or Seth Thomas collector, then you know what this clock is. If you don't, well, now's a great time to get acquainted. Exceptional price on this one, too.

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

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Description

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Front Left
Front Right
Upper Sect
ion
Lower Section
Base

Upper Left
Lower Left
Upper Right
Lower Ri
ght
Both
Dials
Clock Dial
Calendar Dial
Instruction Label
Both Movements
Clock Movement
Calendar Movement

Reference
Ly, T.D., Calendar Clocks, 1992, p.262
Ly, T.D., Seth Thomas Clocks & Movements, 3rd Ed., 2004,
p.110-111
Miller, A. & D., Calendar Clocks, 1989, p.20

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STF-0901
$16,750
Difficult-To-Find
Seth Thomas Office Calendar No.5 in Walnut
With French Walnut Trimmings, c. 1884

Seth Thomas Office Calendar No.5 in Walnut ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Seth Thomas Office Calendar No.5 in Walnut ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Seth Thomas Office Calendar No.5 in Walnut ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ship From So. CA

Seth Thomas Office Calendar No 5 - Original Catalogue Drawing

Original Catalogue Drawing

We've only had a couple of this model in the past. Most remain securely locked in major collections, not even remotely available. As you look, consider that the photos don't accentuate the fact that this is a large clock, 50" in length. This model was featured in the Seth Thomas catalogues from 1879-1893.

Also, be sure to look at the unusual viewing window in the bottom through which you can see the nickel pendulum bob. Seth Thomas used burled wood judiciously on its higher-end clocks. This is a great example of their woodworking skill and phenomenal attention to detail throughout the case.

Physical: This Office Calendar No. 5 is in excellent physical condition. It measures 24"w x 50"h x 8"d. The finish was recently restored, having recent professionally applied additional coats of shellac, just like in the factory, hand-rubbed between coats. It is beautiful.

The 14" diameter dials have the original paint that was touched up by Kathi Edwards at the famous Dial House in GA. Both are in excellent physical condition.

Interestingly, the calendar dial is also painted on the back and there are a bunch of signatures. The collector from whom our consignor originally purchased the clock claimed that the clock came from one of the major Hollywood studios and that the signatures have some significance. Not apparent to us, but an interesting tidbit of supposition!

Seth Thomas Office Calendar No.5 in Walnut ~ Antique Clocks Guy

The roller papers, hands and weight are original; movements are original to the case. Again, it's a beautiful specimen, just waiting for you.

Mechanical: The signed eight-day, time-only, single-weight clock movement and the 31-day R.T. Andrews-patent calendar movement are both original to the clock and in excellent running order. Both were recently professionally overhauled.

Comments: This is a model that is not often available. It is so popular that (beware) the Chinese export knockoffs. This clock is the real McCoy. Is it the one for which you've been patiently waiting for such a long time?

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Description

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Front Right View
Front - Dials Off
Midsection
Upper Left
Upper Right

Base
Clock Dial - 1
Clock Dial - 2
Calendar Dial - 1
Calendar Dial - 2
Calendar Dial - Back
Clock Movement
Calendar Movement


Reference
Ly, T.D., Calendar Clocks, 1993, p.250
Ly, T.D., Seth Thomas Clocks & Movements 3rd Ed Vol 1, 2004, p.94
Miller, A. & D., Calendar Clocks, 1989, p.21

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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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Description

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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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Description

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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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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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Description

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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

Clock books are available from Arlington Books.

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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...

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Description

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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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Description

View

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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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? (!)

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Description

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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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Description

View

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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