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4.               $550

Seth Thomas Clock Co. “Regulator No.  2”, ca 1909.  This 36” oak case has a slightly different oak grain appearance, I assume quarter sawn or something done differently. I am sure everyone is sick of me touting the Seth Thomas wall clocks, particularly the No. 2 Regulators, but it has to be the most reliable clock ever made.  It goes with any décor in any room of the house, office, or store.  They are quiet, time only, weight driven, and extremely well made and very reliable.  The movements seldom need service unless you hang one in a cement plant, gravel pit, or somewhere dusty or smoky.  This case is medium oak, clean, with all original wood parts.  The clock is good looking but there are some skeletons.  The painted dial is new and the minute hand is new.  Inside the case are slivers of a paper label, beat scale, original brass bob and wood stick, original weight, and all have been polished.  The 8 day movement is signed, a strong runner and has not missed a beat here in my office.  It is the exact type movement for this model, but the movement has been moved slightly, for what reason I do not know.  Ly-Seth Thomas, pages 276-277.  $550-$750.

 

10.            $500  

Wm.  L.  Gilbert Clock Co. “No. 11 Regulator”, ca 1891.  We have sold a good many of this model over the years always with great success for it has always been a popular clock.  This clock may not be the finest of this model we have sold but there is loads of money making potential for a woodworker.  The 50” high case is made of solid cherry and has not been loved like most No. 11’s we have sold.  The problems I see are not major.  Four of the wood balls on top and five small wood strips below the balls are missing.  All the other wood parts of the case look to be original, no repairs or new parts visible.  Some of the wood work is very detailed and most unusual.  There is a door lock on the side, old winding crank, pair of iron weights and brass pendulum with the original wood stick.  The weights run the clock okay but are not correct.  I did not hang the weights for the picture.  The paper dial is a replacement and I cannot vouch for the hands.  The movement is 8-day, time and strike, mounted to a large iron back plate, and is powered by the two weights that descend each side of the case.  The weight cords are wound around one spool on the bottom of the movement, then the cords go up to the top right, one crossing over the top of the movement to the left side, then both descend each side of the case.  As you know we have always sold this model, in very nice condition, around $2500-$3500. Ly-Gilbert, page 135.  $750-$1000.

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13.            $350

Seth Thomas Clock Co. hanging clock, “Office No. 6”, ca 1913.  The case is a beautiful mahogany and stands 36” high.  It has darkened over time, well taken care of, now with a very nice polished finish.  It was made so you could remove the top if you want a plainer case.  It looks nice and clean, even rubbed out.  Both glasses are old glass, not sure if original to the case.  Good signed Seth Thomas dial.  The hands, pendulum bob, and wood stick are correct.  The 8-day time and striking movement is signed and performing properly.  There are some minor repairs and touch up spots where guys like me bumped it when hanging or hauling.   Ly-Seth Thomas #1075. $400-$600.

 

16.            $600

Seth Thomas Clock Co. “Regulator No. 1”, ca 1865.  The rosewood veneer case stands 34” high, and is like some of the examples pictured in the catalogs except for the   gold gilt painted tablet As usual on the painted glasses the gold sticks but the black backing comes off, and that is the case here.  You will no doubt see a nick or chip on the veneered case for it has the original finish, now very dark and has never been cleaned.  The old dial pan has original paint, and some of it has been touched up.  There is an excellent black and gold label on the sliding partitions over the weight chute.  The brass pendulum bob, wood stick, hands, and iron weight are all original.  Three are latching door hooks on both the bezel and lower door.  The clock is in operating but I would definitely service the movement, install new weight cords, and clean the case.  There is money to be made on this rare clock or it will make a fine addition to any collection.  Ly-Seth Thomas, pages 269-271.  $750-$1000.

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20.            $2000

Seth Thomas Clock Co. “Regulator No. 3”, ca 1879.  Eight-day wall timepiece in burled walnut, standing 44” high, overall in beautiful condition but not without a wart or two.  The wood has been cleaned and polished, any black remaining is in the cracks.  There are a few small chips around the inner part of the round next to the glass.  There is no flaking of veneer around the lower glass and the gold around the lower glass is still bright. The original dial shows no flaking and the dial pan is original to the case as the holes match up.  The 8-day trapezoid movement is signed and running.  The brass pendulum bob, wood stick, brass beat scale, brass weight with knurled caps, brass pulley, side door lock, and the black label inside are all original stock.  The label has been chipped by the weight and pendulum probably when moving the clock, but there is about 75% of the label present.   Ly-Seth Thomas, pages 279-281.  $2500-$3000.

 

23.            $800

“Waltham Clock Co.”, signed on the movement of this ca 1930 banjo clock.  This clock uses Waltham’s famous 8-day timepiece weight driven movement that is signed   and numbered. The internal parts are all original including the movement, pendulum, pendulum stick, weight, and weight chute metal cover. Both painted glasses are like new and have no paint loss.  The dial is original, in excellent condition and signed, “Bigelow, Kennard & Co. Inc.”.  They were a Boston retailer that marketed only high grade expensive clocks.  The signature is good, hands are original, and the two door latches are in good working order.  The walnut case has the excellent original finish, and has satinwood inlay around the panels.  It stands near 41” high, and retains an original brass top ornament and brass side rails.  This style Waltham banjo clock regularly sells everywhere, in the $2000-$3000 range.  Ly-American, page 247.  $1000-$1500.  

 

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