HORTON'S ANTIQUE CLOCKS JULY 2019
Seth Thomas Clock Co. “Regulator No. 8”, ca 1889. The cherry (or walnut) case is 56 inches tall and known as the “long version”. The cherry No. 8 we sold in the Oct. 2005 auction was 52 inches tall and is called the “short version”. Incidentally, we sold that clock for $10,500. How many of these have you seen. Surely a few have surfaced but the only sales of a No. 8 I can find are 3 of mine. I cannot find any glaring deficiencies to this No. 8. I would call it near perfect but you might find a nick on the case somewhere. It is possible the dial was repainted years ago but I cannot detect it. The case is clean and polished and has been a part of my Seth Thomas collection for several years. The accessories, pendulum, weight, bell, pulley, etc. are all brass. Both doors lock on the side. The 8-day time only movement is signed and running properly. The hands, locks, and all accessories are correct. Ly-Seth Thomas, page 286. $7500-$10,000.