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HWD-868
$4,250
Early Elmer O. Stennes Lyre Banjo
with Chelsea Movement

Early Elmer O. Stennes Lyre Banjo with Chelsea Movement  ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Early Elmer O. Stennes Lyre Banjo with Chelsea Movement  ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ship From So. CA

Early Elmer O. Stennes Lyre Banjo with Chelsea Movement  ~ Antique Clocks Guy

 

If you're not familiar with intriguing Elmer O. Stennes story, then you're in for a heckuva read as you check out his history, wonderfully written by Jean Schinto, and used here with her permission.

This is an early Stennes lyre banjo from the period when he was salvaging movements from Chelsea and E. Howard clocks, prior to his relationship with long-term supplier, Kilbourne-Proctor.

When they were setting up the movement manufacturing business in 1971, Kilbourne and Proctor approached Elmer Stennes. He encouraged them and subsequently entered into an agreement to purchase a percentage of their production. They were delighted to have a large customer and Stennes needed them because he had run out of Howard and Chelsea movements and it was becoming increasingly difficult to find clocks that he could salvage for the movements.

This clock has a high-quality and very desirable Chelsea movement. The reverse-painted (eglomisé) throat glass is in spectacular condition. This is one of at least two different lyre glass designs used by Stennes, complete with the famous bumblebee that is tucked away in the lyre and often found on the dial of traditionally shaped Stennes banjo clocks (it is rumored that Stennes had beekeeping as a hobby).

Physical: The stunning mahogany case, which measures approximately 11.25"w x 41"h x 4.25"d, is in excellent physical condition and has the original finish. As with all Stennes cases, great attention-to-detail was paid to every part of the case. Note the birch back in the pendulum photo; no corners cut, even there.

The painted 7.5" diameter dial is original to the clock, as are the unusual hands (note the physical depth of the individual hands). As with the rest of the clock, all are in excellent physical condition.

Mechanical: The eight-day weight-driven signed Chelsea movement was recently professionally serviced and is in excellent running condition. The weight is signed by Stennes.

Comments: Fabulous clock with a "time-to-tell-a-story" overture that goes with it. People who visit your home or office will be intrigued with the story; you'll be delighted with its beauty and timekeeping excellence. Now it is your turn: pull the trigger and give us a call!

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Front Right
Head
Throat - 1
Throat - 2
Base
Dial - 1
Dial - 2
Pendulum
Movement

Reference

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TBO-0311
$3,950
Seth Thomas Regulator No. 3 in Rosewood

Seth Thomas Regulator No. 3 in Rosewood ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Seth Thomas Regulator No. 3 in Rosewood ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Seth Thomas Regulator No. 3 in Rosewood ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ship From So. CA

Seth Thomas Regulator No. 3 -Original Catalogue Drawing ~ Antique Clocks Guy
(original catalogue drawing)

 

We've not had a Seth Thomas No. 3 in rosewood for about a year, so we're delighted to have this nice, super-clean one for your serious consideration. These circa 1884 clocks were very popular with the railroads and the fancier cases like this one were more commonly found in higher-end offices, banks, law firms, and the homes of the very wealthy.

Physical: The rosewood case measures 20"w x 44"h x 6"d. The case has just come from our restoration shop, where it was completely and professionally refinished using the same multi-coat, hand-rubbed shellac technique that was done in the factory (though this is probably better than it was originally). The gilding around the lower door has been restored as well (people often paint this with metallic silver, but this is real silver leaf). The veneer on the bezel is perfect on this clock.

The 14" dial has the original paint and is in excellent physical condition.


Be sure to note the great damascened nickel pendulum bob and the original label in the bottom of the case.

Mechanical: The eight-day time-only movement is original to the clock and features polished, cut pinions of solid steel, Graham pallets, including retaining power at 72 beats/min. It has been professionally overhauled and is in excellent running order, ready for years of great service. The "strongboard", which mounts in front of the movement to support the dial has often been lost along the way on many Seth Thomas models, but it is present on this one.

Comments: You know where this clock was popular before. It's sure to be equally popular in your home or office, but only if you give us a call to start the process!

Questions? Contact us by phone at 760-604-0262, or e-mail.

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Front
Upper Section
Lower Section
Front Left
Front Right
Upper
Left
Lower Left
Upper
Right
Lower Right
Base
Dial
Pendulum Bob
Weight
Movement w/Strongboard
Label


Reference
Ly, T.D., Seth Thomas Clocks & Movements 3rd Ed Vol 1, 2004, p.279-281
Ly, T.D., American Clocks - I, 1989, p.218

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AGL-0106
$7,850
Seth Thomas Ofc. Calendar No 12
in Cherry, c.1888

Seth Thomas Ofc. Calendar No 12 in Cherry, c.1888 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Seth Thomas Ofc. Calendar No 12 in Cherry, c.1888 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ship From So. CA


(original catalogue drawing)

 

Here's a seldom-seen R.T. Andrews patent Seth Thomas perpetual calendar clock. The patent date of February 15, 1876 is shown on the calendar dial. Very difficult to find this model in cherry. There is a factory date stencil on the back indicating the clock was manufactured in April, 1888.

This same unique "winged" case was used for the Seth Regulator No. 9. We also have one of those available – perhaps you should consider a "bulk" purchase and buy them both!


Physical: The cherry case has the original finish and original glass. It is in excellent physical condition and measures 15.75"w x 48"h x 7"d. The 10" dials have been professionally restored and are also in excellent physical condition. In addition, please note the beautiful damascened pendulum bob.

Mechanical: The eight-day weight-driven clock movement (and the calendar mechanism) was recently professionally overhauled and is in excellent running order, ready for years of great service for you.

Comments: This is a classic designed Seth Thomas case with a perpetual calendar, just waiting to be there to remind you of your next appointment. Stay on schedule and give us a call to start the process!

Questions?
Contact us by phone at 760-604-0262, or e-mail.

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Front Right
Crown
Upper Section
Upper Left
Midsection
Lower Section
Lower Left
Lower Right
Base
Clock Dial
Calendar Dial
Clock Movement

Calendar Movement
Factory Date Stencil


Reference
Ly, T.D., Calendar Clocks, 1992, p.256.
Miller, A&D, Survey of American Calendar Clocks - 1972, p.24

Ly, T.D., Seth Thomas Clocks & Movements 3rd Ed Vol 1, 2004, p.101

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WMD-1228
$2,450
Waltham Presentation Banjo Clock, c.1930

 Waltham Presentation Banjo Clock, c.1930 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

 Waltham Presentation Banjo Clock, c.1930 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ship From So. CA

Waltham presentation banjo clocks are becoming harder to find as they are extremely appealing and families tend to hold on to them. We are delighted to have this one to offer for your serious consideration. It features an unnamed American/British battle scene as was typical on banjo clocks of the 1800s and early 1900s.

Interesting to note on this clock the two "baskets"below the ships in the tablet painting. The one on the right, under the American vessel is turned upright; the one under the British flagship, is turned upside-down. The reverse-glass artist must've had a wonderful giggle over this one!

 Waltham Presentation Banjo Clock, c.1930 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Physical: The mahogany case, which measures 42"h x 10.5"w x 4"d features the original finish and is in absolutely beautiful condition as you can see from the photos. The throat and tablet glasses are original and in excellent condition. The dial retains its original paint and is in excellent condition. The gilding on the finial as well as the eagle itself are original to the case.

Mechanical:
The eight-day, time-only, weight-driven movement with "engine-turned" plates is signed and original to the case with serial number 8137. We know of no data that tie Waltham serial numbers to manufacturing date ranges, but this clock is circa 1930. The movement, which has just been cleaned, lubricated and re-strung, is in excellent running order and has the original weight and pendulum with tie-down.

Comments: Nice clock. Wonderful American naval battle scene. Great conversation piece waiting for a special place in your home or office.

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Front View
Front Left
Upper Section
Upper Left
Midsection
Lower Section

Ta
blet/Base
Tablet Back
Dial
Pendulum Bob
Movement
- 1
Movement - 2



ULP-912
$1,725
Chelsea “Mariner” Ship's Bell
c.1928

Chelsea “Mariner” Ship's Bell, c.1928 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Chelsea “Mariner” Ship's Bell, c.1928 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ship From So. CA

(original catalogue)

Chelsea “Mariner” Ship's Bell, c.1928 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Chelsea “Mariner” Ship's Bell, c.1928 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

 

Here is a beautiful Chelsea ship's bell clock in a dark bronze finish with full wood back and base with serial number that matches the date of the movement serial number. Its date of manufacture was about 1928. According to Demeter, this model was called "Yacht Wheel" prior to 1928, at which point, for marketing purposes, it was renamed "Mariner" to distinguish it from the model without a base.

Physical: The case, which measures 12"w x 14"h x 5"d features a statuary bronze case on a mahogany base. The 4.5" diameter silvered dial is original to the clock and in excellent physical condition. This particular dial with raised numerals and fancy hands was called the "Special Grand" version. It is signed "Chelsea ~ Boston USA" and "Ship's Bell". Incredible dial...

Mechanical: The eight-day, ship's bell signed Chelsea movement has been recently cleaned and lubricated and is in excellent running condition. The serial number is 182650 and its date can be confirmed from the table on the Chelsea page in our Reference Library.

Comments: Wonderful, rich-colored clock, ready to go to a "good home". Yours?

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Front - 1
Front - 2
Front Right
Right
Left
Back
Bottom
Dial
Movement
Movement S/N

Reference
Demeter, D. & A., Chelsea Clock Company ~ The First Hundred Years, 2014, p.238-239

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ASP-1123
$4,350
 
Petite-Sized (40)
E. Howard Reg No. 58 with 7.5 Dial

40" E. Howard Reg No. 58 in Oak ~ Antique Clocks Guy

40" E. Howard Reg No. 58 in Oak ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ship From So CA

(original catalogue drawing)

40" E. Howard Reg No. 58 in Oak ~ Antique Clocks Guy

 

Here is a clock we've only seen twice before, the "baby" version of the much sought-after E. Howard Regulator No. 58, this one in oak and measuring only 40" in overall length. This clock was made in several sizes, also with 10-, and 12-inch dials. This small one is extremely difficult to find.

Surprise, Surprise: We've done some research on this clock and made some interesting discoveries. Apparently, Howard referred to this size as their "8-inch" model even though the dial is 7.5 inches in diameter!

Their catalogue also indicates the case size to be "3 feet 6 inches long", but this clock and the two others we sold in the past all measure(d) 40" in length. We had that double-checked on the day this listing was prepared.

It is not uncommon to find discrepancies between original catalogue descriptions and the actual clocks. Who knows, perhaps this was used as a salesman's sample as it is certainly a lot easier to schlep around than one of the big ones!

Physical: The beautiful oak case measures 12.5"w x 40"h x 5"d. At some point in the past it has been overcoated (typical of shellac finishes) and is in excellent overall condition. The 7.5" dial retains the original paint and is signed, E. Howard Boston. The damascened pendulum bob is original and in excellent condition.
The glass is also original.

Mechanical: The eight-day, time-only, deadbeat, maintaining-power movement was recently professionally overhauled and is in excellent running condition – ready for years of great service in your home or office.

Comments: In the nineteen years we have been operating our online business, we've had numerous of the larger size of this clock with 10- and 12-inch dials, but only three of the "baby-sized" ones. It's difficult to imagine the petite size without getting out a tape measure. You might want to try that, then give us a call...
we know you'll find space for it!


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Front Left
Front
Ri
ght
Upper Left
Lower Left

Base
Dial
Pendulum Bob
Movement
Movement/Weight


Reference
Ly, T.D., American Clocks - I, 1989, p.123

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AAT-1211
$4,350

Seth Thomas No. 1 Extra in Rare Light Rosewood
Time & Strike Model

Seth Thomas No. 1 Extra in Light Rosewood ~ Time & Strike Model ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Seth Thomas No. 1 Extra in Light Rosewood ~ Time & Strike Model ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Seth Thomas No. 1 Extra in Light Rosewood ~ Time & Strike Model ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Seth Thomas No. 1 Extra in Light Rosewood ~ Time & Strike Model ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ship From So. CA

Seth Thomas No. 1 Extra - Original Catalogue Drawing ~ Antique Clocks Guy

(original catalogue drawing)

 

We don't often have a Seth Thomas No. 1 Extra to offer our clients. This one is unusually stunning with the rare light rosewood veneer...

Physical:
The case measures 20"w x 44"h x 5.5"d and the veneer is in exceptionally fine, original condition with original finish. The 14" diameter dial also is in excellent condition and features the original paint.

The glass on this clock is original and the back of the tablet has been re-blacked.

This clock has the much sought-after embossed Plymouth Hollow pendulum bob (see history link above). The bob alone on this clock is worth a fortune! The original label is present on the weight board inside the clock and in excellent physical condition.


The Seth Thomas Company manufactured clocks in Plymouth Hollow CT through 1864, at which time the "Hollow" was renamed "Thomastown" to honor the then-deceased Seth Thomas, who had been the primary employer in the area. In 1875 the town of Thomastown was officially incorporated.

Seth Thomas No. 1 Extra in Light Rosewood ~ Time & Strike Model ~ Antique Clocks Guy Seth Thomas No. 1 Extra in Light Rosewood ~ Time & Strike Model ~ Antique Clocks Guy

We don't believe they stamped the pendulum bobs after this period, except their later "damascened" bobs that are seen on later regulators 2, 3, and up. It all just makes the clock more interesting. Based on the physical evidence, and company history, we'd guess the date of this clock to be in the range of late 1860s to early 1870s.

Mechanical: The 2-weight time-and-strike movement was professionally overhauled recently and is in excellent running order, ready for years of great service. The striking version of this particular model is the more desirable to most collectors than the time-only version.

Comments: Coolest clock we've seen in awhile. Awesomeness personified (so to speak). What else can we say? This is a "you snooze, you lose" deal ~ don't be the one caught snoozing! Maybe you can put it under your own Christmas tree... or there for a loved one?

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Front Left
F
ront Left - Dial Off
Front
Lower Section
Lower Left

Lower Right
Base
Dial
Pendulum Bob/Label
Pen
dulum Bob & Weights
Movement

Reference
Ly, T.D., American Clocks - I, 1989, p.218
Ly, T.D., Seth Thomas Clocks & Movements 3rd Ed Vol 1, 2004, p.272-273

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RFB-1128
$1,350
E. Howard Regulator No. 70 in Oak, c. 1900

E. Howard Regulator No. 70 in Mahogany, c. 1900 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

E. Howard Regulator No. 70 in Mahogany, c. 1900 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

E. Howard Regulator No. 70 in Mahogany, c. 1900 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

E. Howard Regulator No. 70 in Mahogany, c. 1900 ~ Antique Clocks GuyShip From So. CA

Much like Regulator No. 2 for Seth Thomas, the mainstay industrial regulator produced in highest quantity by E. Howard & Co. was its Regulator No. 70, which, unlike the Seth Thomas Regulator No. 2, was made in several sizes, with dials up to 24" in diameter as you can see from the year 1900 catalogue below. This model was also widely used in schools, most notably in all of the schools in New York City.

E.Howard Regulator 70 - Antique Clocks Guy

Physical: The oak case measures 15.5"w x 31"h x 5" deep. It has recently had the finish restored. The 12" dial, signed "E. Howard & Co. Boston retains the original paint and is in in excellent condition. The hands and weight are original. The weight on this style clock is large and rectangular piece that rides down flat behind the original damascened pendulum and is hidden by a "weight board" that's behind the pendulum inside the bottom section of the clock.

E. Howard Regulator No. 70 in Mahogany, c. 1900 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Mechanical: The signed high-quality eight-day retaining-power movement is original, has just been professionally overhauled, and is in excellent running order. The pendulum tie-down is also present.

Comments: Great clock, great price! Will it be hanging in your home or office soon?

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Front
Front Left
Upper Le
ft
Lower Left

Lower Right
Front
Open
Head
Tablet
Base
Dial
Pendulum
Weight/Pulley
Label
Movement - 1
Movement - 2

Reference
Ly, T.D., American Clocks - I, 1989, p.123

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