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$6,500
Astronomical Gothic-Style Precision Regulator
Signed “Chas Rogers New York”

English Astronomical Gothic-Style Precision Regulator Signed “Chas Rogers New York” ~ Antique Clocks Guy

English Astronomical Gothic-Style Precision Regulator Signed “Chas Rogers New York” ~ Antique Clocks Guy

English Astronomical Gothic-Style Precision Regulator Signed “Chas Rogers New York” ~ Antique Clocks Guy

English Astronomical Gothic-Style Precision Regulator Signed “Chas Rogers New York” ~ Antique Clocks Guy

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English Astronomical Gothic-Style Precision Regulator Signed “Chas Rogers New York” ~ Antique Clocks Guy

English Astronomical Gothic-Style Precision Regulator Signed “Chas Rogers New York” ~ Antique Clocks Guy

 

In the English style, here is a very gothic standing astronomical regulator signed "Chas Rogers • New York". Based on conversations with knowledgeable experts, we believe it was the name of the jeweler who first sold the clock. We also believe this clock is from the 1830-1860 era and that it is English in origin.

We have found other examples of English astronomical regulators that are almost identical, but with different dial signatures. The Schmitt auction sold a similar clock in April 2014 for $7,000 + 15% hammer fee (total $8,050).

Physical: The intriguing flame mahogany case measures 19"w x 91.5"h x 10.75"d. We had it French-polished by our restoration guys – they did a wonderful job preserving the original finish.

Though it is extremely subtle, note the two inlaid gothic arches in the base of the cabinet and the extraordinarily heavy original beveled glass in the bezel which, itself, is extremely heavy. The trunk door glass is also quite heavy, though it may have been replaced at some point in its preceding history.

The mercury jar temperature-compensating pendulum is extraordinarily artistic in design as are the interesting weight and pulley.

The 12" diameter astronomical silvered dial is original to the clock and in excellent (age-appropriate) physical condition. Precision original hands are superb in design and also in excellent condition.

Mechanical: The bonnet slides off revealing an eight-day precision astronomical movement with cut/ground pinions and jeweled pallets. According to the consignor, its timekeeping is within a variance of 58 seconds per month. Perhaps you can adjust it even more closely! The movement was overhauled in 2013 and is in excellent running condition.

As you study the movement photos, note the thick backboard and the very substantial suspension spring assembly. Note, too, the jeweled pallets on the anchor escapement mentioned above.

Comments: This is a very unusual clock with understated elegance. It would make a significant statement in either your home or office... you decide (there are forty photos to assist your evaluation process)! It is presently standing in our office, running well and looking even better. We'll miss it!

Shipping: We will assist in making blanket-wrap shipping arrangements for this clock. You would pay the shipper directly for their services. We earn a little on each clock, but none from shipping so you get the best price possible.

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

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Description

View

Front
Front Left
Front Right – 1
Front Right – 2
Head - 1
Head – 2
Upper
Upper Left
Upper Right
Mid – 1
Mid – 2

Mid Left
Mid Right – 1

Mid Right – 2
Trunk Upper
Trunk Lower & Beat Plate
Door Back
Lower Left
Lower Right
Base
Dial – 1
Dial – 2
Bezel
Bezel Glass
Beat Scale
Below Dial - Left
Below Dial – Right
Movement Left
Movement Right
Movement Backboard
Movement Escapement Left
Movement Escapement Right – 1
Movement Escapement Right – 2
Movement Jeweled Pallet
Movement Suspension
Pendulum
Weight, Pendulum, Beat Scale
Weight & Pulley
Trunk Key
Crank


JVB-0320
$950

Gustav Becker 2-Weight Vienna Regulator

Gustav Becker 2-Weight Vienna Regulator ~ Antique Clocks Guy

 

Gustav Becker 2-Weight Vienna Regulator ~ Antique Clocks Guy

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Gustav Becker 2-Weight Vienna Regulator ~ Antique Clocks Guy

 

Here's a lovely 2-weight Vienna Regulator, c.1890 by the much sought after European clockmaking firm of Gustav Becker. There are a lot of photos below to guide you through the evaluation process.

Physical: The walnut-veneered fruitwood case measures 17.75"w x 45"h x 8.125"d and is in excellent, age-appropriate condition with original finish, finials and crown. The 6.375" diameter dial is original to the case. There appears to be a touchup to the numerals in the XII-II area. The weights show that they've been around. That would not bother us, but the good news is that weight shells are readily available inexpensively at timesavers.com.

Mechanical: The eight-day, time-and-rod-strike movement, s/n 850579, is in excellent running condition. Please note that this clock strikes on a rod, which is significantly more pleasant to listen to than many clocks of this genre that strike on a tinny-sounding coiled gong... BIG plus about this clock.

Comments: Lotta clock for the money.

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PHOTO LINKS:

Description

View

Front View - 1
Front View - 2
Front Left
Front Right
Left Side
Upper Left
Lower Le
ft
Right Side
Upper Right
Lower Right
Crown
Crown Detail
Crown Top
Base
- 1
Base - 2

Dial
Pendulum
Beat P
late/Key
Latch
Tape Measure!
GB Movement Hanger
Movement - Left
Movement - Right
Movement Signature
Movement S/N
Weights



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