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OGG-1108
$15,000
Very Rare “ Theodore B. Starr, NY ” Tallcase
With J.J.Elliott 8-Bell/5-Gong Heavy Movement

“Theodore B. Starr, NY ” Tallcase With J.J.Elliott 8-Bell/5-Gong Heavy Movement ~ Antique Clocks Guy

“Theodore B. Starr, NY ” Tallcase With J.J.Elliott 8-Bell/5-Gong Heavy Movement ~ Antique Clocks Guy

“Theodore B. Starr, NY ” Tallcase With J.J.Elliott 8-Bell/5-Gong Heavy Movement ~ Antique Clocks Guy
(movement)

“Theodore B. Starr, NY ” Tallcase With J.J.Elliott 8-Bell/5-Gong Heavy Movement ~ Antique Clocks Guy
(back of dial)

“Theodore B. Starr, NY ” Tallcase With J.J.Elliott 8-Bell/5-Gong Heavy Movement ~ Antique Clocks Guy
(pendulum)

Ship From NC

(original catalogue)

“Theodore B. Starr, NY ” Tallcase With J.J.Elliott 8-Bell/5-Gong Heavy Movement ~ Antique Clocks Guy

“Theodore B. Starr, NY ” Tallcase With J.J.Elliott 8-Bell/5-Gong Heavy Movement ~ Antique Clocks Guy
(on test bench/gongs off)

“Theodore B. Starr, NY ” Tallcase With J.J.Elliott 8-Bell/5-Gong Heavy Movement ~ Antique Clocks Guy

 

This is one of the most interesting tallcase clocks we've had available to us over the past 18+ years. The clock plays the Whittington tune on eight nested bells or the Westminster tune on four heavy coiled (mellow-sounding) gongs. It strikes the hours on the largest of the five gongs, sounding very much like Big Ben in London with a deep, sonorous sound. What a clock! We are awaiting a recording of the chiming sequence.

To the left is the original catalogue drawing. This model features an enhanced door design featuring ten beveled glass panels and claw feet. Note the extensive use of the acanthus leaf pattern, repeated from the base to the crown. This was a very popular pattern in Victorian-era cabinetry.

Physical: The medium brown-colored quartered oak case measures 29"w x 100"h x 19"d (trunk of clock is 17.5"w). The case was professionally restored in 2007 by rubbing out, overcoating with shellac then rubbing out again between coats (original process). There are some age-appropriate indentations and scratches on the weight shells and pendulum bob, but nothing major. As the pictures show, they look old but great.

The clock is in excellent overall condition. The 12" dial with two different hand-painted scenes on the moon dial was professionally restored in 2015. The dial is signed, “Theodore B. Starr, New York", and "Elliott, London".

Theodore B. Starr: (b.1837), a silversmith, opened his first business in 1862, at No. 18 John Street, NYC. Two years later he was joined by Herman Marcus and the company became Starr and Marcus. In 1877 Marcus left the company to work with Tiffany & Co. at which time Starr bought out his partner and the name reverted to Theodore B. Starr. In 1907 Starr's son incorporated the business. On July 1, 1918 their stock was purchased by the silver firm of Reed and Barton. The firm maintained a shop at 47th Street and Fifth Avenue, NYC. In 1923, Theodore B. Starr closed its doors.

J.J. Elliott was the leading hall clock maker in London and exported a high percentage of their clocks to the U.S., where most were private-labeled by large jewelers like Starr, Tiffany, and Shreve, Crump & Low. Click here to read the Elliott history in our Reference Library.

Mechanical: The extremely high-quality and much sought-after Elliott movement is itself an engineering marvel as you can see in the photos. Featuring a nest of eight bells and five heavy "cathedral" gongs, this movement has something for everyone. It bears serial number 2074. That same serial number is stamped into the brass leader at the top of the pendulum and into the back bottom of the dial.

It was professionally and thoroughly overhauled in 2015 and is in excellent running order.
Two of the nested bells had minor cracks and were replaced by the original maker, Whitechapel Bell Foundry in London, the oldest, continuously running manufacturing company in England, started at the time of Elizabeth I (1570).

The support rod and bracket for the bells were replaced at the same time. The chime cylinder return spring was replaced. The seatboard supports were cracked and replaced. A mechanical face lift of sorts!

Comments: This is an absolutely awesome clock. As you have read and can see, it has been thoroughly refurbished to the highest standards and is ready for many years of great service for you and your family. Now, the only decision to make is where are you going to place it for maximum enjoyment!

Shipping: Prior to shipment, the clock mechanism, weights and pendulum, along with finial, winding crank and cabinet key, will be removed from the clock and carefully packed for safe travel. For domestic shipment, the clock and packed components will be moved by one of our blanket-wrap movers, who will deliver it inside your home or office. For international shipment, the packed components and clock will be crated by Navis Pack & Ship or Craters and Freighters for its overseas journey.

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Photos note: It is extremely difficult to photograph large, dark-colored clocks like this except in a studio setting with contnrolled lighting and non-reflective surroundings. Floor and wall colorings tend to reflect and affect the color of the clock in the photo. In this case, the photos tend to be a bit reddish. Our consignor and his wife have both studied these photos carefully and have determined that the front full-length photo shown in the left column above (labeled "Front View - 2" below) best represents the actual medium-brown color of this clock.

PHOTO LINKS:

Description

View

Front View - 1
Front View - 2
Crown
Dial Area
Dial - 1
Dial - 2
Dial Signature
Upper - Left
Upper - Right
Trunk - Left
Trunk - Right
Base - Front
Base - Left
Base - Right
Movement - Back
Movement - Front
Movement (Pre-Svc)
Movement - S/N
Dial - S/N
Pendulum - S/N
Weights/Bob


Reference
Ly, T.D., Longcase Clocks & Standing Regulators, 1994, p.429, no.993

Be sure to visit our Clock & Mechanical Music Reference Library


HHB-0206
$2,650
8-Day Carl Werner Terrestrial Globe Clock,
circa 1910

Carl Werner 8-Day Terrestrial Globe Clock, c.1910 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Carl Werner 8-Day Terrestrial Globe Clock, c.1910 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Carl Werner 8-Day Terrestrial Globe Clock, c.1910 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Carl Werner 8-Day Terrestrial Globe Clock, c.1910 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ship From So. CA

Carl Werner 8-Day Terrestrial Globe Clock, c.1910 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Carl Werner 8-Day Terrestrial Globe Clock, c.1910 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

 

For your consideration we present a
terrestrial globe clock manufactured by Uhrenfabrik Carl Werner, Villingen as indicated by the logo on the movement. The company was founded in 1870 and even maintained an assembly factory in France. Werner was the largest movement maker in Germany until 1912, when the facilities burned down.

The company was taken over by Kienzle in 1913, but we believe this clock is from earlier production, circa 1910.

[As a side note, Werner was apparently also "infamous" for selling unmarked movements for private labeling, with some of these often mistaken for unmarked Lenzkirches.]

The terrestrial globe sits within an equatorial horizon band numbered with the hours of day, and with calibrated half-meridian, full solstice, and equinox bands, and with French labels on globe.

Clocks are well suited to be combined with globes because world time is based on the full rotation of the earth once every 24 hours. To use the clock globe set the local time on the dial. Turn the globe so the place of use corresponds to the correct time on the equatorial hour circle. Local time for any place in the world then can calculated.

Similar clocks are sometimes advertised as being made by Junghans (possible sales through Junghans?) but we think that is incorrect based on the movement markings with the Werner trademark.

The 10” terrestrial globe, likely by Ludw. Jul. Heymann, Berlin, is in excellent condition. It rotates once in 24 hours via a drive shaft from the movement.

Physical: The walnut arts and crafts-style cabinet with simple carving and beveled glasses is surmounted by a 10" diameter globe and measures 9"w x 24"h x 5.5"d overall. The markings on the 5" Arabic-numeral dial say "Patented" in German, English and French, indicating this clock was likely made for the export market.

As you can see, the case is in excellent condition with original finish, original silvering on the dial, and original beveled glass.

Mechanical: Most clocks of this genre run only 30 hours, but this is an 8-day clock. It runs well and keeps remarkably good time, having recently been professionally inspected and lubricated. The movement, pendulum,hands and globe are original to the clock.

Comments: We have provided you with significant information about this clock and a wonderful set of photos. Now, as time ticks forward, we await your call to make your own Werner acquisition!

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

PHOTO LINKS:

Description

View

Front View
Left
Right
Back
Dial
Globe Gears - 1
Globe Gears - 2
Movement
Movement Mark
Carl W
erner Logo


OHR-1383
$9,500
Beautifully Inlaid Grand Sonnerie
Vienna Regulator, c. 1860
Signed “M. Herz, Wien”

M. Herz – Inlaid Grand Sonnerie Vienna Regulator ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ship From So. CA

M. Herz – Inlaid Grand Sonnerie Vienna Regulator ~ Antique Clocks Guy

M. Herz – Inlaid Grand Sonnerie Vienna Regulator ~ Antique Clocks Guy

M. Herz – Inlaid Grand Sonnerie Vienna Regulator ~ Antique Clocks Guy

M. Herz – Inlaid Grand Sonnerie Vienna Regulator ~ Antique Clocks Guy

M. Herz – Inlaid Grand Sonnerie Vienna Regulator ~ Antique Clocks Guy

 

This is perhaps the most ornate Vienna regulator we've ever listed on this site. Featuring a veneered cabinet of rosewood with insets of silver, brass, and colored wood, the case itself is a fabulous piece of art from Uhrmacher (clockmaker) M. Herz of Vienna, Austria. We were unable to find a history of this firm, but they were apparently in business in the mid-1800s through at least the first decade of the 1900s and made clocks ranging from this elaborate regulator to automobile clocks of the early 20th century.

Physical: The case, which measures 15"w x 54"h x 7.5"d, is in excellent physical condition. It was refinished at some point in the past, prior to acquisition by our consignor. The glass has also been replaced at some point in the past (typical).

The 7.25" porcelain dial is original to the clock and also in excellent physical condition as are the hands. There is a small hairline between XIII-IX.
The pulleys, weights and pendulum are original to the clock.

Mechanical: The eight-day time and grand sonnerie-strike movement was professionally overhauled in 2015 and is in excellent running order.

M. Herz – Inlaid Grand Sonnerie Vienna Regulator ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Comments: If you've been seeking a "hit-it-out-of-the-ballpark" Vienna regulator, here it is. This clock will turn heads wherever it is hung. Will that be your living room or entryway... we'll leave that part up to you!

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PHOTO LINKS:

Description

View

Front View - 1
Front View - 2
Front Right
Upper S
ection
Backboard Detail - 1
Bac
kboard Detail - 2
Left Side Detail
Base
Movement - Back
Movement - Left
Movement - Right


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