HORTON'S ANTIQUE CLOCKS                             JULY 2019

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44.           $2500

Ansonia Clock Co. crystal regulator, “Excelsior”, ca 1904. The metal case was restored many years ago by the late Bruce Baziluk. He sent the parts to Hartel Plating to be gold plated. This clock has been in my collection for years, mostly hidden from clock people who came to pick up purchases. It has never been for sale until now, and I am still troubled about letting these clocks go. The gold is bright, everything is like you would want a clock like this to be, and it is running just fine. Gold dial, open escapement, correct hands, beveled glass, standing cathedral gong, the special pendulum used in the Excelsior, and a winding key. The two side glasses have tiny corner chips which seems to be common in the crystal regulator clocks. The movement of course is 8-day, signed, and very clean. Bear in mind it has not been wound in a long time so you may think about oiling it. I hung the pendulum today and it has been running strong for an hour or so. Ly-Ansonia, page 117. $2500-$3000.

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