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BZO-0428
$2,900
Ansonia “Lydia”
with Extra Fancy 18K Dial and Trimmings

Ansonia “Lydia” with Extra Fancy Dial ~ Antique Clock Guy

Ansonia “Lydia” with Extra Fancy Dial ~ Antique Clock Guy

Ansonia “Lydia” with Extra Fancy Dial ~ Antique Clock Guy

Ship From So. CA

(original catalogue drawing)

 

This Ansonia Lydia is one of the most interesting American shelf clocks we've listed on this site in the past twenty years. In the past we've had only one Lydia and it did not have the enhanced dial overlay that so differentiates this clock. Spectacular, actually! Trimmings were recently re-plated in 18-carrat gold. Again, absolutely spectacular!

Physical: The case measures 11.75"w x 19.5"h x 7.5"d. The enhanced dial measures 5.5" in diameter with a Rococo sash and features a jeweled open escapement (look close and you will see the rubies). The dial glass is beveled.

Mechanical: The eight-day time and gong-strike movement has been professionally overhauled and is in excellent mechanical condition.

Comments: This clock will definitely make a strong statement wherever you place it (if we only had an inch of extra space in our new home it would be ours)!

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Description

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Front View
Front Left
Front Right
Back Left
Back Right
Back

Dial
Movement

Reference
Ly, T.D., Ansonia Clocks and Watches, 1998, p.407

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JBL-0825
$850
Seth Thomas Regulator 2
with Santa Fe Montgomery Dial
and Markings

Antique Seth Thomas Regulator 2 with “Decorator” SFRY Dial/Markings and Montgomery Dial

Antique Seth Thomas Regulator 2 with “Decorator” SFRY Dial/Markings and Montgomery Dial

Antique Seth Thomas Regulator 2 with “Decorator” SFRY Dial/Markings and Montgomery Dial

Ship From So. CA

(original catalogue drawing 1881)

 

Railroad clocks are in high demand by both clock collectors and railroad fans. "Real" ones generally command high dollars. But there has been and still is an underground network of unscrupulous dealers who sell railroad-marked clocks that may look good to a casual buyer but would not pass the test with a very knowledgeable collector.

Years ago our consignor, now a very knowledgeable railroad clock collector, was hoodwinked by a now notorious ring consisting of an antique dealer and fake-it-up shop.

Many original Seth Thomas clocks were apparently "modified" by a KS sign-painter named Doyle then sold as originals to unsuspecting buyers by Candle Light Antiques (Irene Beran) in Ft Wayne IN. Many. We have a short-drop ST clock from these same people with literally the same handwriting on the fake Santa Fe label inside. Unscrupulous.

Our consignor paid an arm and a leg for this clock. We are only asking fair market value for the antique clock to be used as a decorator item. You may keep your arm and your leg!

We had the most knowledgeable Santa Fe clock guy in the nation take a close look at this clock to confirm our observations. So, now that you have an extensive four-paragraph disclaimer from us, let's take a look at this old Seth Thomas Regulator 2.

Physical: The oak case, c.1880, which measures 16"w x 36"h x 5.5"d is in very good overall condition. There is some slight veneer loss on the bowtie below the bezel but we'd had it hanging in our hallway for a couple of weeks before we noticed that and only from the photos. There is also some "wear" on the front lower section that we only noticed in the photo of the base.

Inside the base there is a faint remnant of the original ST label. There is a totally fake Santa Fe inspection tag on the inside left side and the back of the dial has been inscribed SA. FE. RY. with one of those vibrating markers that did not exist in the days when the Santa Fe was marking their clocks. In addition, the glass is marked "AT & SF RR" which is not original to the clock. There is a number inside below the dial which likely was an inventory tag from where this clock originally hung.

We have a whole page in our Reference Library about the "Montgomery Dial" which has been painted on a 12" zinc dial that is in excellent condition. Hands, weight, pendulum bob appear to be original. Can't vouch for the hanger on top of the pendulum stick but you can't see it without taking the clock apart.
The dial-support board is in place, often missing on this model.

Mechanical: The eight-day, time-only Seth Thomas movement is in excellent mechanical condition and keeping good time here for the past month.

So, here's our take on this clock... especially after having had it hang in our long hallway for a month: If one is not a purist this is a very cool clock. Just looking at the dial and knowing exactly what time it is because of the marked minutes is great. It's a wonderful, genuine old Seth Thomas Regulator No. 2, just "enhanced" to give the Santa Fe RY vibe. Might be great in your bar area or family room. Good timekeeper, too, so it will be a utilitarian clock for you as well. And it won't break the bank!

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Description

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Front Left
Front Right
Base
Glass
Dial
Dial Back
Dial Back Mark
Label in Base
Weight/Pendulum
Movement
Movem
ent Signature

Reference
Ly, T.D., Seth Thomas Clocks & Movements 3rd Ed Vol 1, 2004, p.276-277

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HOJ-0416
$3,350
Seth Thomas Parlor Calendar No. 8
in Walnut

Seth Thomas Parlor Calendar No. 8 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Seth Thomas Parlor Calendar No. 8 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Seth Thomas Parlor Calendar No. 8 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ship From So. CA

Seth Thomas Parlor Calendar No 8 - Original Catalogue Drawing ~ Antique Clocks Guy(original catalogue drawing)

Seth Thomas Parlor Calendar No. 8 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

 

Parlor calendars were a mainstay of the Seth Thomas line of clocks. This is only the third Parlor Calendar No. 8 we've ever had available to us. As you will discover in the myriad of photos below, this is avery straight clock with the vibrant color contrast between the walnut and the maple woods that's in wonderful overall condition. Take a close look for yourself...

Seth Thomas Parlor Calendar No. 8 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Physical: The walnut case measures 18"w x 27.5"h x 8.5"d and is in excellent condition. As with many of these older clocks, the finish was overcoated at some point in the past. After years and years of cleaning, finish sometimes becomes thin and/or dry. Overcoating was and still is a common restoration practice, without stripping and refinishing the case. One of the finials was damaged so a museum restorer created an exact duplicate. The 8" clock and calendar dials have the original paint and are in excellent condition

Mechanical: The eight-day gong-strike movement and the calendar movement were just professionally serviced and are in excellent running order. The clock strikes a very heavy, resonant cathedral gong on the hour. This same model was also made with a less expensive and far less desirable cup bell strike as you can see in this example. The calendar roller papers appear to be original and there are two nice labels, one in the back behind the calendar movement, and another on the inside of the door.

Comments: This is splendid example of this model and the deal we struck with our consignor has it priced well below either of the prior two we've sold. Lotta clock for the money. It will look great in your "parlor" or perhaps on the credenza behind your desk – your choice. Give us a call to start the process.


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Description

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Front View
Upper
Section
Upper Right
Lower Section
Crown - Left
Crown - Right
Right Side
Back
Service Tag
Dials
Dial - Clock
Dial - Calendar
Gong & Calendar Label
Instruc
tion Label
Calendar Mechanism
Clock Movement



Reference

Ly, T.D., Calendar Clocks, 1992, p. 260-261
Ly, T.D., Seth Thomas Clocks & Movements 3rd Ed Vol 1, 2004, p.108

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WBY-0316
$8,250
Jeweler's Regulator
Waterbury Regulator No. 7 in Cherry & Burl
Choose Your Pendulum!

Waterbury Regulator No. 7 in Cherry & Burl - Antique Clocks Guy

Waterbury Regulator No. 7 in Burled Walnut - Antique Clocks GWaterbury Regulator No. 7 in Cherry & Burl - Antique Clocks Guyuy

Waterbury Regulator No. 7 in Cherry & Burl - Antique Clocks Guy

Waterbury Regulator No. 7 in Cherry & Burl - Antique Clocks Guy

Ship From So. CA

Waterbury Regulator No. 7 - Original Catalogue Drawing 1891 - Antique Clocks Guy

(1891 Catalogue Drawing)

 

One of the most sought after of the "big cats" of the Waterbury Clock Co, this particular model was sold with two different pendulum configurations, one with a "lyre" and the alternative with the mercurial pendulum. In this case you may choose as we have both of the Waterbury pendulums: your choice based on your personal preference

M
ost of this elaborate model were oak (less expensive), but a few had the special cherry or walnut with burl you see here on the front and on the the backboard inside the case. This particular clock is in spectacular condition.

Physical: The case, which measures 25.5"w x 82"h x 11"d is in excellent physical condition with original glass. It was refinished at some point way in the past. The 12" porcelain dial is original, in excellent condition, and features a sweep seconds hand. The mercurial pendulum pendulum and brass weight are original to the case and in excellent condition. Glasses are original, too.

Waterbury Regulator No. 7 in Burled Walnut - Antique Clocks Guy

Mechanical: The original Swiss-made pinwheel escapement, eight-day, time-only "jeweler's regulator" movement was just professionally overhauled. It is in excellent running order and ready for years of great service to you and your family. Waterbury, like other American clockmaking firms, imported these precise timekeeping jeweler's regulator movements from Switzerland. This mechanism is enclosed in an iron box that helps keep dust out.

Another wonderful feature on this mercurial pendulum is that the mercury is sealed inside the nickel-plated cylinders that fit into the pendulum frame (they look brass-colored here because of reflection but are nickel-plated). This is how many of the high-end E.Howard mercurial pendulums were constructed for safety and efficiency. There is an additional photo in the links below that shows the end of one of the cylinders. This configuration eliminates any worry about broken jars, spilled mercury or having to load "mercury jars" upon arrival of the clock. Mercurial pendulums with the invar rod are far less susceptible to the effects of humidity change that effects timekeeping. Add that to the precision pinwheel movement and you have a recipe here for precision.

Waterbury Regulator No. 7 in Cherry & Burl - Antique Clocks Guy Waterbury Regulator No. 7 in Cherry & Burl - Antique Clocks Guy

Comments: As you can see in the photos, this is an exceptional clock just waiting for its matching exceptional home. Are you ready for those "oohs" and "ahs" of "spectacularity"? We also worked a spectacular price deal on this clock. We sold the last one like this that we had (in walnut/burl) for $12,500 in 2016 with a lyre pendulum. This one was part of a trade and we are passing on the resulting savings to you. The original price of this clock with the lyre pendulum in 1891 was $110 and $148.50 with the mercurial pendulum; it's a little more in today's market!

Shipping: We will make arrangements with one of our professional blanket-wrap movers to pick up the clock and deliver it to you. We have you pay them directly so we are not marking up those fees. They are long-experienced, highly efficient and treat our treasures as if they were their own.

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Description
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Front - Mercurial
Front - Lyre
Front Left
Head
Upper Left
Upper Right
Upper Section
Lower Section
Lower Left - 1
Lower Left - 2
Base
Dial
Lyre Pendulum
Mercurial Pend - 1
Mercurial Pend - 2
Mercurial Pend - 3
Weight/Pendulum
Movement - 1
Movement - 2

Reference
Ly, T.D., Waterbury Clocks, 2001, p.174-176

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OFT-1210
$1,795
Welch “Khedive” in Mahogany, c.1889

Welch “Khedive” in Mahogany, c.1889 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Welch “Khedive” in Mahogany, c.1889 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Welch “Khedive” in Mahogany, c.1889 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ship From So. CA

Welch Khedive - Original Catalogue Drawing ~ Antique Clocks Guy

(original catalogue drawing)

 

Over the years we've only had a couple of this much sought-after model from E.N. Welch to sell. Most that we've seen have been in oak. This one is substantially better looking in mahogany and comes with the exposed escapement dial and with the original gilding on the beveled glass panel that the pendulum hangs behind.

Physical: The mahogany case measures 12"w x 17.5"h x 4.5"d and retains its original finish. There is a very small and typical hairline crack between V-VI on the 4.5" diameter original porcelain dial with exposed escapement. A Q-tip with a little bleach on it will lighten the crack and make it less visible.


Mechanical: The catalogue describes this "Patti" movement as, " Fine solid steel cut movement, hour and half-hour strike, cathedral bell, visible escapememt, jeweled pallets." The movement in this clock has recently been professionally serviced and is in excellent running order. The wide, flat cathedral gong produces a deep resonant tone as it strikes on the half hour and hour.

Comments: These don't come along often and always sell quickly, so make your move if you've been seeking either this specific model or a fancy small shelf clock of the highest quality.

Packing/Shipping: The UPS Store will pack and ship this clock for you – you pay them directly for their services. This particular store has LOTS of clock-packing experience.

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

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Description

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Front Left
Front Right
Left - 1
Left - 2
Right - 1
Right - 2
Upper
Lower
Dial
Movement
B
ack

Reference
Ly, T.D., Welch Clocks, 1992, p.121b

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