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UTJ-0407
$1,595
Kroeber Regulator No. 30

Kroeber Regulator No. 30 in Walnut ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Kroeber Regulator No. 30 in Walnut ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ship From So. CA

Interestingly, this circa 1875 model was made in two sizes by Kroeber at two different catalogue periods and the same clock was sold by Seth Thomas Clock Co. in the smaller size and very close to the larger size by New Haven Clock Co.

A large clock retailer, American Clock Company with offices literally adjacent to Kroeber on Cortland St. in NY as well with offices in Chicago, was known to sell this model from all three clockmaking firms. In addition the Kroeber model can be found with movements marked "Kroeber", "Seth Thomas", and "E.N. Welch". There appears to have been an incestuous relationship between the companies. Also interestingly, The Clock Guy wrote the introductions to Tran Duy Ly's books on both Seth Thomas and Kroeber clocks...

Compare Kroeber, Seth Thomas, New Haven models ~ Antique Clocks Guy

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Physical: The walnut case, which measures 15"w x27"h x 5"d is in excellent physical condition. It has been refinished at some point in the past (typical). The 7" paper dial has age-appropriate discoloration. Also included, if you are not a purist and want a pretty, clean new dial, is a new printed dial paper.

Mechanical: The No. 41A Seth Thomas time-only movement is original to the case and has recently been professionally overhauled. It is in excellent mechanical condition.

Comments: Great little clock with an interesting story. Ready for that special place in your home or office. Call us to start the process.

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Front View
Front Left
Upper Left
Upper Right
Lower Left
Lower Right
Front Right
Base
Dial
Extra Dial
Dial/Pendulum
Movement
Back

Reference
Ly, T.D., (Kroeber) French Clocks & Bronzes, 1994, p.106

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ASP-0405
$1,750
Extremely Unusual and Difficult-to-Find
Bim-Bam Quarter-Strike Seth Thomas “
Atlas”
in Mellow Oak (looks like walnut)

Seth Thomas "Atlas" in Oak - Antique Clocks Guy

Seth Thomas "Atlas" in Oak - Antique Clocks Guy

Seth Thomas "Atlas" in Oak - Antique Clocks Guy

Ship From So. CA

This extremely sought-after and desirable Seth Thomas "Atlas" model has a very unusual movement with three gongs. It does a "bim-bam" strike on two cup bells on the quarter hours, followed by the hour being struck on a heavier mellow-sounding "cathedral bell" gong. This is the kind of movement one might expect to find in a expensive "petite sonnerie" European clock. Seth Thomas used this movement in only three models, the Atlas shown here and Hecla (shelf clocks), and the wall-hanging "Marcy". Many collectors seek to own all three over time (no pun).

Physical: The c.1889 beautiful oak case
(that, at first glance may have the patinated appearance of walnut) is in excellent condition and measures 22.5" high x 12" wide x 5.5" deep. The finish appears to have been overcoated with the original shellac method at some point in the past (typical restoration method). The 6" dial is in very good condition and has the ORIGINAL PAINT. It has ORIGINAL GLASS and a great damascened pendulum bob, too.

Mechanical: The eight-day time and quarter-hour strike movement has been professionally serviced and is in excellent running order. One thing to reiterate from above is that the hour gong has a very mellow tone... pleasing to the ear.

Comments:
These don't come along often and, when they do, are generally scooped up quickly. Especially by collectors who seek to have all three models with this mechanism. Now's your opportunity...

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Front View
Crown
Left Side
Right Side
Base
Dial
Pendulum Bob
Movement
Stenciled Mfg Date

Reference
Ly, T.D., Seth Thomas Clocks & Movements 3rd Ed Vol 2, 2004, p.718

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RFB-1128
$1,475
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, wonderful bob, great price! Will it be hanging in your home or office soon? Should be...

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Front
Front Left
Upper Le
ft
Lower Left

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

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

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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!

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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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