Seth Thomas Clock Co. “Regulator No. 20”, ca 1900. Beautiful 62” oak case, rubbed and polished to a bright, clean, furniture finish. It is in excellent original condition including the finials and other wood parts, no evidence of replaced wood anywhere. Two original glasses with perfect wood strips holding them, and there are two key locks on the side. Metal dial was professionally repainted, has three correct hands, beat scale, brass pulley, and sparkling bright brass weight. The mercury pendulum was put together for the picture. The pendulum frame shows in the picture but we chose not to install the original mercury. We will hold it in a sealed jar for transporting. We as always guarantee everything to be correct. Ly-Seth Thomas, page 304. The last five Seth Thomas No. 20’s we have sold were in the $4000-$6000 range plus 10%. Only one had a mercury pendulum. $5500-$6500.
Welch, Spring & Co. “Eight Day / Hanging Italian V.P. / Welch, Spring & Co.”, ca 1880. Rosewood case with carved accent pieces on top, sides, and bottom, standing 27” high. Carved piece on top has been glued where split, hardly detectable, all attached ornaments, finials, and carvings appear to be original. Flocked paper on the backboard. This is a rare clock that has been babied and protected for 130 years, or it would not be this nice. The gold on the glass is near perfect, same with the oversized Welch pendulum and dial, all are excellent and original. Most of the paper label remains on the back, hands and gong are correct and old. Movement is 8-day, running, and striking the nickel bell. A very rare and very nice clock. Ly-Welch, pages 124-125. $1000-$1500
Seth Thomas Clock Co. wall clock, “Umbria”, ca 1894. Oak case is 40 ˝” high, and is very clean and polished. It looks a lot like it probably did when it left the factory. Both glasses are old, two door locks on the side, original painted dial with only normal wear, and no chips. It has three correct hands, original brass bob, wood stick, and brass beat scale. The brass movement is double spring, 15-day, time only. Nice correct clock with a heavy-duty movement that should give you a lifetime of good service. Ly-Seth Thomas, page 320. Booked and sold for $2000 a few years ago. $750-$1000.
Self-Winding Clock Co. electric clock ca early 1900’s but patent dates on the movements show 1899 and 1900. The consignor listed this clock as a Self-Winding but I do not see that name or any makers name anywhere on the case, dial, or movement. The dark oak case is 37 inches tall, smoky dark, never cleaned. It has a working door lock, original glass, brass pendulum ball, wood stick, dial, and hands. The suspension is broken. Dial shows wear as does the pendulum ball. I do not know if it is in running condition for the electric clocks are beyond my pay grade. I will say the clock had not been here but one-day when a collector who came to pick up auction purchases tried to buy it. Other than the patent dates the movement is marked, “B 11620”. $150-$300.
International Time Recorder Co. of New York, the forerunner of the IBM clock. The 58-inch-high oak case is all original, including the glass, 12” metal dial, 8” brass pendulum bob, wood stick, brass beat scale and all the internal program parts. There are two key door locks. The movement is self winding via the original electric motor. When connected a slave clock works perfectly with electric impulses from the master clock. The painted dial is signed as are many of the internal program parts. Around the dial is a wood dial ring. There is very little wear on the dial. It has a pair of good hands and a second’s hand. The case may have been lightly cleaned and polished, and appears to have a coat of shellac or similar finish. The movements have been used recently and may now be in running condition but I don’t test electric clocks. $250-$500.
Ansonia Clock Co. hanging, “Regulator A”, ca 1906. A very popular model for Ansonia during the early 1900’s. This clock has been cleaned of all the smoke, revealing the pleasant polished black walnut veneer. Part of the bezel is painted black for accent. Original “Regulator A” bottom glass, and a good upper glass. The pendulum bob, hands, and both door latches are original. The dial shows use and is dirty and soiled in places. Inside the case is a complete black and gold, Ansonia Clock Co., New York label. Case is 32” high, all original, very clean, and with no repairs or problems apparent. Movement is 8-day, running, and striking a gong on the hours. Ly-Ansonia #660. $150-$300.