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. $1750-$2000.
Seth Thomas Clock Co. “Regulator No. 18”, ca 1883. A clock for lovers of “big clocks”, it stands 54” high, great walnut case that is clean and polished, and came right off the doctor’s great room wall where it had proudly hung for many years. I wish he would part with more clocks each year. I may not be holding auctions long enough to get them all. They sure are nice for he bought very nice clocks. The case is all original, and the signed original dial has kept its paint, the three hands look to be original, same with the brass weight, brass pendulum bob, wood stick, brass beat scale, and the brass pulley. Part of the old label is inside. The label was beat up pretty well by the weight and pendulum knob hitting it. There are no extra holes anywhere meaning the dial and movement is original to the case. The 8-day movement is signed and running. Ly-Seth Thomas, page 300. Booked for $4500 a few years ago. That is what we got for some sold in previous sales. $2200-$2500.
Seth Thomas Clock Co. “Office Calendar No. 2”, ca 1875. This is a very large rosewood veneered case standing 42.5” tall, in very nice condition. It came from a collector of a house full of awfully nice and valuable clocks. One day recently we had over 600 rare clocks come in from 2 collectors. This case has some light veneer damage, mainly the top, base, and rounded rings around the dials. This is a complete clock and a good restoration project for someone who can repair a few veneer chips. The movements, dials, weight, and pendulum bob, are correct or original for this model clock. The painted dials are 14.5” in diameter, there are good hands, and inside on the back of the door is a large black and gold label, all intact. It is signed, “Seth Thomas Clock Company, Plymouth Hollow, Conn.”. The time movement is 8-day, powered by one wafer weight that descends a weight chute on the right side of the case. The calendar movement is perpetual. The door lock on the case side requires a male ended key to operate the lock. One will be with the clock. A beautiful and large clock. I cannot believe how few of this model we have sold in 45 years. Ly-Calendar, page 247. $1250-$1500.
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. There are latching door hooks on both the bezel and lower door. The clock is in operating condition but I would recommend that you 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. $650-$800.
Waltham Chronometer mounted on gimbals. Wooden inner box with an outer carrying case that is belt strapped. The first mounted chronometers purchased by the Naval Observatory were made by the Waltham Watch Co. They were an 8-day, 15 jewel, 37 size movement mounted in a wooden box. They were made over a 29-year period and approximately 16,000 were made as box chronometers. The movement was originally an automobile clock. Roth Bros. of New York upgraded some of the automobile clocks from 7 jewel to 15 jewel and mounted them in a box to meet Naval specifications at that time before Hamilton got into the chronometer business. This unit is in near perfect condition and is running. Inner box is numbered, “1778”. $1000-$1500.
Waltham Watch Company, Waltham, Mass. 8-day Lever Escapement Chronometer. Same as #228 except it was probably sold to a jewelry store as a window display showing the public the many attributes of the fine workmanship. It has 15 fine diamond, ruby and sapphire jewels in settings. It has a patent Breguet hairspring, winding indicator. The movement is enclosed in a dust and weather proof case with screw back and bezel and fitted in a substantial, polished mahogany box with brass trimmings. It is running. $1000-$1500.