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HWD-1108
$37,500
E. Howard Regulator No. 60, c.1881

E. Howard Regulator No. 60 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

E. Howard Regulator No. 60 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

E. Howard Regulator No. 60 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

E. Howard Regulator No. 60 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

E. Howard Regulator No. 60 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ship From So. CA

Original Catalogue Illustration - E.Howard Regulator No. 60 ~ Antique Clocks Guy
(original catalogue drawing)

 

We are very fortunate to present this fine E. Howard Precision Regulator No. 60 for your consideration.

According to the Howard factory pendulum calibration ledger, more information on the NAWCC website, and Howard Factory Order Books, this clock was ordered Oct 18, 1881 by retailer Cook and Jaques of Trenton NJ with jeweled pallets.

Here is what the original factory Pendulum Ledger says on November 28, 1881:

Cook & Jaques, Trenton  N.J.
Four Steel Jars, No. 60 Reg
1 Hr 55 min trial
+2 1/4 sec  ther 66-68
Mercury 3873-19

Read about retailer Cook & Jaques in our Reference Library ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Physical: This fine timepiece features a crested carved walnut and burl case surmounted by an architectural pediment with a central carved finial and swags, complemented with flanking “shell” motif carvings and a glazed door with rosettes on either side, above a bracketed base with teardrop finials and a center finial. The teardrop finials were created as exact copies of an original by a museum restorer in Los Angeles.

The case measures 27.25"w x 80"h x 12"d. Because its condition and that of the dial, upon purchase our consignor sent the case to our museum restorers where it was carefully polished then overcoated with numerous coats of hand-rubbed shellac – exactly in the manner as originally done in the factory. The 14" dial, which is encircled with a half round wood bezel, was sent to the highly esteemed Dial House in GA for restoration. Both are in flawless condition. The weight, pulley, beat plate and even the winding crank are original as is the wonderful wavy glass in the door.

Mechanical:
The eight-day time-only mechanism features jeweled pallets with a “Graham” deadbeat escapement, maintaining power and a weight-driven mercury-compensated pendulum. It is stamped “E. Howard & Co. Boston” and is hand-signed and dated by the original retailer, “Cook & Jaques, Trenton, NJ, December 8, 1881.” The back of the pendulum is stamped 215 3873 19.” Also, the Howard inspector L.P. Emerson signed the winding arbor “11-81".

The movement was recently professionally overhauled and is in excellent mechanical condition ready for years of great service for you.

Comments:
Over the past nearly 23 years online this is only the third one of this model that we've had the opportunity to present to our client base. Most are passed down within the families who own them or are traded discretely between major collectors. This is a truly outstanding clock and a wonderful opportunity for you to capture a pristine example of the species! A simple phone call to us will start the process.

Shipping: We will arrange blanket-wrap moving of this clock and have you pay the shipper directly for their services... or, you can pick it up from us in So. CA.

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Description

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Front View
Crown Left
Crown Front
Upper Section
Mid Section
Lower Section
Dial
Base
Finial Closeup
Pendulum
Movement
Movement/Wei
ght
Jeweled Verge
Movement Mount


Reference
Ly, T.D., American Clocks - II, 1991, p.112

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NIS-0730
$40,000
Extraordinarily Difficult-to-Find
Seth Thomas Regulator No. 10 in Walnut

Seth Thomas Regulator No. 10 in Walnut ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Seth Thomas Regulator No. 10 in Walnut ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Seth Thomas Regulator No. 10 in Walnut ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ship From West Coast

Seth Thomas Regulator No. 10 in Walnut ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Seth Thomas Regulator No. 10 in Walnut ~ Antique Clocks Guy

 

Considered by many to be the most desirable Seth Thomas model, Regulator No. 10 appeared in the 1884-1904 Seth Thomas catalogs. This is a magnificent example of this very seldom-seen model. Why seldom? Because collectors’ families nearly always keep the clock in the family from generation to generation, just like your kids will when it becomes theirs!

Physical: The walnut case, which measures 20"w x 72"h x 10" d features richly grained burled veneers on all of the raised panels. The finish appears to be original. The 14” silvered heavy brass dial is in excellent original condition and trimmed with a nickeled bezel. The Seth Thomas name and trademark are also engraved on the dial. The counterweighted hands, including sweep seconds, are original to the clock as are the thumbprint mercurial pendulum jar, nickeled decorative pulley, and the nickeled weight. There is a barely visible (and age-appropriate) vertical hairline in the upper left corner of the lower door.


Mechanical: The trapezoidal-plate eight-day, time-only movement is among the finest that Seth Thomas ever produced and highly sought by knowledgeable collectors, whether in this model or Regulator 15 (see the one we have available – perhaps you should buy both!). The plates are engraved with the July 3, 1886 date of manufacture and serial number 136.

Other Seth Thomas movements are not similarly date and s/n-marked. The maintaining power movement features finely cut steel pinions, Graham deadbeat escapement and jeweled pallets. The verge features avery handy beat adjustment. Seth Thomas' finest!

Comments: It is very unusual to find this model available for sale. If there were ever a single clock of clocks that we could own – even getting rid of all the rest of our beauties – this would be the one. We suspect this may be true for many American clock collectors. So, if you fall into that category, please get in touch with us.

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Description

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Front View
Head
Right Side
Detail: Right Side
Right Midsection

Base
Dial
Dial Back
Pendulum - 1
Pendulum - 2
Weight
Movement - Front
Movement - Frt Close
Movement
- Back
Movement - Left 1
Movement - Left 2
Movement - Escapement
Movement - Date
1
Movement - Date 2
Movement - Thumbscrews
Movement - Mount

Reference
Ly, T.D., Seth Thomas Clocks & Movements 3rd Ed Vol 1, 2004, p.287-289

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BCO-0917
$1,495
~PRICE REDUCED~
$1,395


E. N. Welch 30-Day Regulator No. 11
in Black Walnut

E.N. Welch Regulator No. 11 in Black Walnut ~ Antique Clocks Guy

(60"h)

E.N. Welch Regulator No. 11 in Black Walnut ~ Antique Clocks Guy

E.N. Welch Regulator No. 11 in Black Walnut ~ Antique Clocks Guy

E.N. Welch Regulator No. 11 in Black Walnut ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ship From So. CA

(original catalogue drawing)

 

We've previously had only one of this model from E.N. Welch in the 22 years that we've been in business. This one is all original. Original finish, original dial, original parts, original glass, original...

The case design is of the "Eastlake" period. The Eastlake furniture style, as envisioned by its namesake Charles Lock Eastlake, came about as a response to his aversion to the over-the-top Rococo Revival and Renaissance Revival styles popular during the Victorian era. Eastlake was a trendsetting British architect, author, and lecturer.

As a proponent for "careful craftsmanship," he called for the manufacture of "simple sturdy furniture." His book, Hints on Household Taste, published in England in 1868 and the United States in 1872, expounded on these ideas which went hand in hand with the Arts & Crafts Movement.

Although Eastlake furniture is technically considered Victorian, being popular from 1870 to 1890, it breaks away from the excessive high-relief carving, classical elements, and numerous curves of other styles produced during this time frame. The first glimpses of modernism can be seen in Eastlake's reformed style.

Physical: The black walnut case, which retains its original finish is in excellent physical condition. It measures 18" w x 60" h x 5" d. The 10" diameter dial has its original paint as well as some age-appropriate chipping. The pendulum stick, bob and cast brass beat scale are all original to the clock and in excellent condition.

Mechanical: The
30-day spring-driven (duplex) movement has just been lubricated and is in excellent mechanical condition. It has been running and keeping time in a closet here for a couple of months so we have first-hand knowledge of its condition.


Comments: This is a great clock. One of the things that is most attractive to us is its shallow 5" depth, allowing it to be hung in a hallway or other place where it intrudes minimally into the room. One of our most treasured clocks is a large Seth Thomas regulator that also has a shallow-depth case and that is hung in a passage space in our great room.

So, take a look at the photos and consider where you might hang this beautiful clock in your home or office. Then, give us a call to start the process!

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Description

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Front View
Crown
Upper Detail
Lower Detail
Dial
Beat Scale

Base
Pendulum

Reference
Ly, T.D., Welch Clocks, Second Edition, 2013, p.255-257

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XSP-02
$18,500
~MAJOR PRICE REDUCTION~
$12,500


70" E. Howard Regulator No. 59
With 12" Dial

E. Howard Regulator No. 59 - Antique Clocks Guy

Ship From So. CA

E. Howard Regulator No. 59 - Original Catalogue Drawing - Antique Clocks Guy

(Orig Catalogue Drawing)

 

E.Howard & Co. made this clock in four sizes, renging from 3' with a 6" dial to this one that is 5'10" long with a 12" dial. Knowledgeable observers will immediately note that this is the same case as Regulator No. 71, the difference being that the 71 has a seconds bit (and would sell for nearly three times this amount if you were one of the handful of people in the world fortunate enough to find one)!

Physical: The case, which measures 21"w x 70"h x 9"d is in spectacula
r condition. The top finial and one of the small bottom finials were carefully replicated and the case recoated by one of the top anqituities restorers on the West Coast. There is a small chip on the upper right finial which we turned to the front so you can see it in one of the photos, but it can be reversed so the chip is not visible. The 12" diameter dial was restored by the famous dial-painter, Martha Smallwood and is in excellent condition. Great pendulum bob, too! The glass has been properly replaced.

Mechanical: The single-weight, time-only movement was professionally overhauled in 2006 and serviced again in 2011. It is in excellent running order.

Comments: This beautiful, show-stopping clock will draw "oohs" and "ahs" wherever it's hung - in your home or office.

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Description

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Front View
Lower
Upper - 1
Upper - 2
Upper Right - 1
Upper Right - 2
Lower Right
Base
Pendulum
Pendulum Bob
Dial
Movement


 

Reference Books
Ly, T.D., American Clocks - I, 1989, p.128

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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

Ship From So. CA

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!

Questions?
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Description

View

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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Description

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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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