HORTON'S ANTIQUE CLOCKS                             JULY 2019

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39.           $1500  

Seth Thomas Clock Co. “Regulator No. 9”, ca 1899. One of the most popular case styles, at least for the four feet and under clocks. I have had a case like this since I first started collecting in the early 1970’s. It is hanging in my den to this day. This 48” high case may be cleaner and nicer than mine but I do not wish to swap. The books say it was made in walnut and cherry, sorry but most seem to be made of oak. This case was never very dark like most old clocks that lived where coal was burned or tobacco was used. The case has been lightly polished but there are still sections that have smoke accumulation. My collection of wood samples tells me this case was made with red oak, not white oak like most oak cases. It certainly has a different look, straight line grain, not curly cue like white oak. Everything appears to be original, the movement, the signed dial, three hands, brass bob, wood stick, brass pulley, brass weight, and brass beat scale. There is some touch up on the dial. The back of the case has a factory stamp indicating the clock was made in 1899. It is running and only needs a place to call home. If I only had a bigger house it would stay here. Ly-Seth Thomas, page 287. Has booked over $4500 for several years. The last sale I can find was 2015 for over $3600. $1500-$2000.

 

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