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Drop Regulator-Wall Clock

American (Seth Thomas)
Circa 1909-1910 (est.)
Dimensions: 24" Tall X 16" Wide (at base) X 4 1/2" Deep
Price: $245.00

Known history:

I purchased this clock from an antique dealer about 1 year ago. I have seen these clocks referred to as School Clocks, Office Clocks, Octagonal Clocks and Short Drop Regulators. The date is estimated to be 1909-1910. My best guess is based on other Seth Thomas clocks sold of a similar type. I found examples of 10" diameter dial short drop regulators listed in this era. Beyond that I'm not sure.

The mechanism has been cleaned and oiled. I believe this clock was restored in recent past. Case refinished, interior repainted, bezel painted, dial replaced and one solider repair on the mechanism. No labels to identify the case, the mechanism is marked S.T.

Cock looks great and runs fine. Still has the wooden lever to lock the brass bezel and has a fancy pendulum, which is clearly seen through the lower glass window.

My philosophy towards antique clocks is to do as little as possible and to keep as much of the original clock complete as possible. This keeps as much value as possible.

This is nice clock at a great price. Nice condition, in working order and can be yours with a simple email or call.


Ebonized Welch Mantel Clock

American (Welch Clocks)
Circa 1900
Dimensions: 10 3/4" Tall X 16 3/4" Wide (at base) X 7 1/2" Deep (at base)
Price: $225.00

Known history:

I purchased this clock as part of a lot of aprox. fifteen clocks about 6 years ago at a garage sale. The mechanism has been cleaned and oiled. I know the exact date for manufacture/sale because I have assembled a small library of clock books (mostly American clocks) and I have found this clock listed in "Tran Duy Ly's Welch Clocks", page 243. The clock name is "Zella". I remember reading once that these clocks were named after famous operas or opera stars. And with a name like "Zella" I'm inclined to believe it. Per Tran's book; other clocks sold at the same time had names like, "Ursula No.2", "Yebba", "Stagno" or ""Stradella" (kind of fun).

Except for the dial, the whole clock looks to be original. Like other clocks of it's time it has a paper dial which after almost a 100 years of fingertips rubbing on it to set the time and wind the clock, well it was worn complete through. So, I replaced the dial with an exact fit replica; same font and manufactures name. The ornate feet and lion's head handles really set of the style.

My philosophy towards antiques clocks is to do as little as possible and to keep as much of the original clock complete as possible. This keeps as much value as possible.

This is nice clock at a great price. Nice condition, in working order and can be yours with a simple email or call.


Grandfather Clock



English
Circa 1850 (aprox.)
Dimensions: 81 3/4" Tall X 19 1/4" Wide (at base) X 10" Deep (at base)
Price: $2,750.00

Known history:

I received this clock case pretty much as seen in the pictures. It has been refinished some time in the past (?). The "bonnet" door glass has been replaced (recent past?). To make the case fully operational I repaired the "bonnet" door and machined a brass knob for it. I also, removed/cleaned/repaired the cabinet door lock. The dial and hands are original and constructed in the methods of the time. The clock has the original weight, chain and pendulum.

My philosophy towards antique clocks is to do as little as possible and to keep as much of the original clock complete as possible. This keeps as much value as possible.

Typical of old English grandfather clocks this clock has a "bonnet" which after moving an "internal lever" will slide off the front giving access to the clock mechanism. To set the time, the same "internal lever" will allow the front door on the "bonnet" to open. Access to the "internal lever" is via the front cabinet door. The front cabinet door sports the original hardware. I worked hard to preserve the original lock hardware. Door has a replacement key fitted for this lock.

I received the clock mechanism in a box. Under tons of grime, cobwebs and tarnish I found a fully functioning clock mechanism. The clock is powered by a single weight using a serpentine chain arraignment. I won't bore you with details of the mechanism. If interested, you can visit my "Clocks Repaired" page and see plenty detail of the work done. This clock keeps very good time.

Well, that's it. Between this text and the "Clocks Repaired" web page that's pretty much everything I know about the clock. Please feel free to call or write with questions or to work out the deals of taking possession of your antique English grandfather clock. Perfect height to fit any room.


Picture Wall Clock

German (Black Forest)
Circa 1875 (est)
Dimensions: 10 3/4" Tall X 16 3/4" Wide (at base) X 7 1/2” Deep (at base)
Price: $625.00

Known history:
I purchased this clock on the Internet about 4 years ago. I have focused mainly on American clocks so other than what is obvious to me I can’t really give too much on this one.

I do know this about the clock. The mechanism plates are wood (not brass). The pendulum is wood (not lead). The thing that drew me to this clock is the clock face. This is a glass clock face with a reverse painted image. I was told the image is ceramic but I don’t know. It is very nice though and has great detail. Notice the guy fishing on the river?

This is 24 hour time and strike clock. It runs and keeps pretty good time. But frankly, the main draw with this clock is its beauty, not how long it runs or how accurate it is.

My philosophy towards antiques clocks is to do as little as possible and to keep as much of the original clock complete as possible. This keeps as much value as possible.

This is nice clock at a great price. Nice condition, in working order and can be yours with a simple email or call.


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