Wm. L. Gilbert Clock Co. “Regulator No. 14”, ca 1901. This is a large clock, 50” tall, made of oak and is really a well constructed clock with good cabinet work, applied ornaments, ripple moldings, some OG type moldings, some fine jig saw work, and pressed or carved objects top to bottom. The wood has been routinely cleaned and polished, and has gracefully aged to a medium dark shade. There is evidence of crazing all over, and dark in the grooves and edges, meaning it has not been harshly cleaned as much as just polished over the years. The original 8-day time only movement is running, powered by one weight, and has dead beat escapement and retaining power. The large weight and old dial we believe to be original. The dial is signed and has darkened over time. The hands, brass bob, wood stick, and beat scale, all appear to be original to this clock. The backboard inside is painted black which shows off the bob and weight more clearly. On the back is a complete paper label. Ly-Gilbert #359. $1250-$1500.
E. Howard & Co. Boston, “Regulator No.70”, the early model ca 1900. They made some changes in their Ca 1923 and later models. This case is 32” high and made of fine light oak. The case has been cleaned and polished. Both special Howard door latches are in place and operable, glasses are original, the old iron weight is stamped “70”, and brass key and pendulum also look to be original. There is no paper label on the baffle board, and part of the pendulum tie down on the baffle board is missing. Original metal dial is signed, “E. Howard & Company / Boston”, and is in excellent condition. Both hands are correct. The movement runs 8-days with the one weight, and is signed and running properly. Thankfully a large number of collectors like these light oak Howards. Ly-American Clocks, Volume 1, #427. Depending on overall condition this model will usually sell between $1000- $1500.
Wm. L. Gilbert Clock Co. “Regulator No. 2”, ca 1875. This is an early weight regulator with some very minor problems. It is one I would love to have bought when I first started collecting. It needs some attention, but can easily be made into a fine inexpensive clock. There have been a few veneer repairs, and they were pretty well done. I probably would not bother with changing any veneer. The 33.5” high mahogany case is clean and has been lightly polished to cover up damage done when the weight fell at least one time. Nails or screws were used to put it back together, holes filled, stained over, and really not even noticeable unless you have a habit like me, checking to see if a weight has fallen. There is a label on the back, the lower glass is very nice, the baffle board is near perfect, and the pendulum and stick are very good. Typical Gilbert 8-day time only movement was running fine when it left the collectors home. He brought it with the weight inside and in removing it the weight pulley and cord got unhooked from the movement. You will have to take care of that. The dial is soiled and has some paint loss from finger rubbing. If it was in excellent condition it might bring 2-3 times our minimum. Ly-Gilbert #336. $500-$750.
Ithaca Calendar Clock Co., Ithaca, New York, “No.6 Hanging Library”, ca 1880. They made this model with two different tops and two different bases. This one has the finial on the where the other model has a carved top. If you were to remove a little off the bottom you would then have the No.8 Shelf Library. The 28-inch walnut case is clean, has brass bezels and flat glasses and the removable plug between the glasses that allows viewing of the pendulum. The dials may be replacements but they are very old, have a little wear, so could be debated. Beings as they used paper dials it is not surprising they may be replaced as many often are. The movements are clean and in operating condition. Pendulum bob is the correct type. The running movement is a Pomeroy movement making it an earlier version, and goes for 8-days and strikes hours on a coil gong. The time, strike and calendar are working properly. I have not sold this model in many years. I did not realize it was that rare. Most we have sold were without the bases making them a number 8 model. Ly-Calendar, page 140. $1200-$1500.
New Haven Clock Co. “Columbia”, ca 1911. A most unusual oak case, 48 ˝” high, with wood grain not the norm. It may be called quarter sawn, but I think it is something different. For oak, it is spectacular. Plus, the case is clean and polished, one piece of brass trim across the top, some carvings around the dial, otherwise the usual grooved designs and nice moldings. The case is slim, similar to the Welch No. 11, has three glasses, and the usual very nice appointments, i.e. a signed beat scale, brass bezel around the original painted dial, correct hands, correct brass bob and wood stick, and most of the paper label on the back. The movement is double spring, a 30-day timepiece. Ly-New Haven #521. $750-$1000.