(Larger) American Wall Clocks - Pg 1

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WBY-0922
$8,250

~PRICE REDUCED~
$7,850
Waterbury Regulator No. 7 in Cherry w/Burl
Pinwheel Jeweler's Regulator Movement

Waterbury Regulator No. 7 in Cherry ~ Antique Clocks GuyWaterbury Regulator No. 7 in Cherry ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Waterbury Regulator No. 7 in Cherry ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ship From So. CA

Waterbury Regulator No. 7 - Original Catalogue Drawing 1891 - Antique Clocks Guy

(1891 Catalogue Drawing)

 

One of the most sought after of the "big cats" of the Waterbury Clock Co, this particular case was sold with two different pendulums, the most popular being this with the "lyre" configuration (which fits the case much better than the jar version), and most commonly in oak. This is the first one we've ever had in cherry burl. It is in spectacular original condition, having just been professionally French-polished by our restoration experts.

Physical: The cherry with burl case is all original, retains its beautiful original finish, and measures 22.5"w x 82"h x 11"d. There is no new wood in evidence. It is in excellent physical condition with original side glass and we believe a replaced front glass. The 12" porcelain dial is original, in excellent condition, and features a sweep seconds hand. The lyre pendulum and brass weight are original to the case and in excellent condition.

Mechanical: The original heavy-duty eight-day, time-only pinwheel jeweler's regulator movement (iron-cased) was recently completely overhauled by one of the top technicians on the West Coast. It is in excellent running order and ready for years of great service to you and your family.

Comments: As you can see in the myriad of photos below, this is an exceptional clock just waiting for its matching exceptional home. Are you ready for the "oohs" and "ahs" of "spectacular" in your home or office? Give us a call to start the process.

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Photos Note: It is extremely difficult to photograph these large clocks and get them lit equally throughout the clock - especially so when they are in a corner close to other dark objects as was this clock. Our consignor did his best! The photo in the left column above is a fairly close representation of how the clock appears to the eye; some other photos make it look much redder than the eye perceive due to the flash... sorry.

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Front
Front Right
Crown
Upper Section
Upper Left
Lower Left
Upper Right
Lower Right
Lower Section
Base
Dial
Pendulum
Movement Left

Reference
Ly, T.D., Waterbury Clocks, 2001, p.174-176

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RED-060
$18,750
Seth Thomas Regulator No. 16
c.1880

Seth Thomas Regulator No. 16 in walnut, c.1880 - Antique Clocks Guy

Seth Thomas Regulator No. 16 in walnut, c.1880 - Antique Clocks Guy

Seth Thomas Regulator No. 16 in walnut, c.1880 - Antique Clocks Guy

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Seth Thomas REgulator No. 16 - Original Catalogue Drawing ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Original Catalogue Drawing

Perhaps the most sought after of the big Seth Thomas wall regulators is Regulator No. 19 and its immediate predecessor, Regulator 16. This is the earlier of the two models. They had essentially the same case, except Reg 16 at 9" in depth is not quite as deep of a case as Reg. 19. Both clocks were used in major railroad stations and in high-end commercial establishments as well as by jewelers across the country because of their very precise timekeeping.

Physical: The stunning walnut case measures 13"w x 75"h x 9"d and is in excellent physical condition as you can see in the detailed photos below. The exterior finish was professionally restored in 2019 by one of the top restoration guys on the West Coast.

The 12" dial, hands, nickel bezel, weight, pulley and beat scale are all original. In addition, there is a good condition label in the bottom inside and it has a wonderful damascened pendulum.

Mechanical: The eight-day, retaining-power, graham pallets movement beats seconds with a large sweep seconds hand. It was recently professionally overhauled and is in excellent running order, ready for years of precise timekeeping for you.

Comments: Fabulous clock, great condition, fair price. Call us!

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Front Right
Crown
Upper
Upper Left
Upper Right
Midsection
Lower
Lower Left
Lower Right
Base - 1
Base - 2
Dial - 1
Dial - 2
Dial - 3
Pendulum Bob & Label
Movement
Movement/Hands On

Reference
Ly, T.D., Seth Thomas Clocks & Movements 3rd Ed Vol 1, 2004, p.294-297

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OHJ-308
$11,500

Precision George A. Jones Reg. No. 2
with Pinwheel Escapement, c.1880

Precision George A. Jones Regulator No. 2 with Pinwheel Escapement, c.1880 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Precision George A. Jones Regulator No. 2 with Pinwheel Escapement, c.1880 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ship From Central U.S.

There was a wonderful long article about the George A. Jones & Company in the NAWCC Bulletin (Vol 28/6 • No 245) in December 1986. With that information and that from a couple of other publications, we compiled an article in our Reference Library and suggest that you click above to read more about this firm. Here's a drawing of their Bristol CT factory, built in 1871:

Read about the George A. Jones & Co. Clockmaking Firm in our Reference Library ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Although the clock is not signed anywhere and has no beat plate, this design and style is printed in the Jones catalog as Regulator No. 2. They have it listed as a dead beat escapement. However, having seen several of this model over the years, we know they also offered it with a pinwheel escapement. None we've seen have had beat plates on the lyre-type pendulum. Ansonia bought out Jones' stock of cases and supplies at some point. They used these cases and probably a stock of Jones movements and continued to offer them as they did with other models and movements (see the photo of the "Parisian" shelf clock in the Reference Library article and Tran "Longcase...", p.172).

Physical: The exquisite walnut case, which measures 22"w x 91"h x 11-12"d is in excellent physical condition. We saw the clock on a prior visit to this very knowledgeable consignor's home, but he recently took these photos for us. We had the background cut out of most of them for clarity. Regarding the finish, the consignor reports "I don't think its been refinished per se but it has been cleaned of old dark finish and polished. Sold to me as being original condition. I'm not real sure, but the bottom may have been re-done but from the back it looks old and original."

The pendulum-hanger, case and door are all stamped with the serial number 15. The pendulum bob has a diameter of 12". The porcelain dial with sweep seconds hand also has a diameter of 12". Our consignor reports that there are a couple of very small scratches, located at "6" and "12"; in the enlarged photo of the dial we were barely able to perceive this and would count it only as age-appropriate wear, not damage. The glass is old and has the typical waves in it. There are no extra holes in the case except for the stabilization screw behind the pendulum.

Mechanical: The eight-day, single weight, maintaining-power, pinwheel movement is original to the clock and in excellent running order. Our consignor has offered to have it cleaned and re-lubricated prior to shipment. The movement is contained in an iron box as was typical of the imported French and Swiss pinwheel movements of the era.

Comments: We have provided a twenty-six detailed photos below for your consideration. After viewing them, will you also consider giving us a call to make this clock your own(ed)? First caller wins!

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Front
Crown
Crown Left
Crown Right
Upper Left
Trunk Left
Lower Left
Upper Right
Trunk Right
Lower Right
Door Open
Backboard
Inside Lower Left
Inside Lower Right
Base
S/N – Case
S/N – Door
S/N – Pend Hanger
Dial
Weight
Pendulum Bob
Pendulum Beat Adjust
Pendulum Rating Nut
Movement Mount
Movement – Left
Movement – Right


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