HORTON'S ANTIQUE CLOCKS JULY 2019
Seth Thomas Clock Co. “Regulator No. 1”, ca 1874. A very nice polished mahogany veneer case stands 34” high, and is like all the examples pictured in the catalogs except most had a seconds dial. It is interesting that when their styles were changing from No. 1 to No. 2 they were almost identical. Some No. 2’s had the label on the sliding partition in the beginning. All the cases with bases like this one were 34 inches. Gold gilt and black painted tablet is extra nice. If there is a serious nick, chip, or repair anywhere on the veneered case, I cannot see it. The veneer is polished, smooth, and as nice as you will see on a clock 140 plus years old. The old dial pan has new paint, and it appears they did not completely clean the pan of original paint. Good black label and white beat scale on the sliding partitions over the weight chute. Pendulum bob, stick, hands, and gold paint around the lower glass, are all original. There are no key locks on either door which leads me to believe the clock is a very late No. 1or an early No. 2. The clock is in operating condition and will make a fine addition to any collection. Ly-Seth Thomas, pages 269-277. $500-$750.