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WTF-0607
$10,500
Seth Thomas Regulator 16 Standing, c.1880

Seth Thomas Regulator 16 Standing ~ Antique CLocks Guy

Seth Thomas Regulator 16 Standing ~ Antique CLocks Guy

Ship From So. CA

We are pleased to present a clock that is both spectacular and extremely unusual, a Seth Thomas Regulator 16 Standing. Take a close look because it is highly unlikely you'll ever see another one!

Here's what our consignor said to us in the note when the clock was offered to us:

"I had known about this clock for 30 years and was always intrigued by it. Reportedly, it spent the majority of its life in an L. A. Jewelry store whose name was never offered up. I am not convinced it was a special order from Seth Thomas but prefer to believe that someone commissioned a master carpenter to fashion an appropriate base so that the clock would fit into a furnishing scheme. The burl panel in the base is an eye-catcher. In viewing the rear it is evident that nothing is new and that the carpenter used the same construction methods as Seth Thomas. I believe the finish to be a cleaned original as there is no evidence of overcoat. The dial is original and the hardware has impeccable nickel trim. Movement overhauled. I am unsure about the door glass."

Physical: The walnut case, which measures 28"w x 80"h x 11"d is in excellent physical condition as you can see in the photos. The finish appears to be original, too. The 12" diameter dial with sweep seconds hand is in excellent condition and has the original paint. The bezel, weight, beat scale are all nickel-plated and in excellent condition as is the 6" diameter damascened nickel pendulum bob.

Mechanical: The precision eight-day retaining power time-only movement with sweep seconds hand was recently professionally overhauled and is in excellent mechanical condition ready for years of great service to you.

Comments: Here is an opportunity to own a one-of-a kind absolutely stunning floor-standing clock from our favorite manufacturer. Because of its 80" height it will easily fit into any room. The only decision you have to make is into which room will you place it! Give us a call to start the process.

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Description

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Front Left
Upper
Upper Left
Upper Right
Mid Left
Mid Right
Lower - 1
Lower - 2
Lower Left
Lower Right
Base
Base Front
Pend Bob/Base
Base Back
Pend Bob/Beat Scale
Back Lower
Dial



RED-060
$18,750
Seth Thomas Regulator No. 16, c.1880

Seth Thomas Regulator No. 16 in walnut, c.1880 - Antique Clocks Guy

Seth Thomas Regulator No. 16 in walnut, c.1880 - Antique Clocks Guy

Seth Thomas Regulator No. 16 in walnut, c.1880 - Antique Clocks Guy

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Seth Thomas REgulator No. 16 - Original Catalogue Drawing ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Original Catalogue Drawing

Perhaps the most sought after of the big Seth Thomas wall regulators is Regulator No. 19 and its immediate predecessor, Regulator 16. This is the earlier of the two models. They had essentially the same case, except Reg 16 at 9" in depth is not quite as deep of a case as Reg. 19. Both clocks were used in major railroad stations and in high-end commercial establishments as well as by jewelers across the country because of their very precise timekeeping.

Physical: The stunning walnut case measures 13"w x 75"h x 9"d and is in excellent physical condition as you can see in the detailed photos below. The exterior finish was professionally restored in 2019 by one of the top restoration guys on the West Coast.

The 12" dial, hands, nickel bezel, weight, pulley and beat scale are all original. In addition, there is a good condition label in the bottom inside and it has a wonderful damascened pendulum.

Mechanical: The eight-day, retaining-power, graham pallets movement beats seconds with a large sweep seconds hand. It was recently professionally overhauled and is in excellent running order, ready for years of precise timekeeping for you.

Comments: Fabulous clock, great condition, fair price. Call us!

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Front Right
Crown
Upper
Upper Left
Upper Right
Midsection
Lower
Lower Left
Lower Right
Base - 1
Base - 2
Dial - 1
Dial - 2
Dial - 3
Pendulum Bob & Label
Movement
Movement/Hands On

Reference
Ly, T.D., Seth Thomas Clocks & Movements 3rd Ed Vol 1, 2004, p.294-297

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TKE-0617
$9,250
~PRICE REDUCED~
$8,250

E. Howard Regulator No. 72, c.1887

E. Howard Regulator No. 72 in Walnut ~ Antique Clocks Guy

E. Howard Regulator No. 72 in Walnut ~ Antique Clocks Guy

E. Howard Regulator No. 72 in Walnut ~ Antique Clocks Guy

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(original catalogue drawing)

 

Here is one of the big, proud workhorses from E. Howard & Co., Boston. We believe this one was used as a master clock.

Physical: The case (marked 7 • 1887), which we believe is black walnut (standard for this model) is in excellent physical condition and may have been overcoated in the past, but has a nice patina and has been cleaned and polished. It measures 18"w x 64"h x 6.5"d. The 12" diameter dial, which we believe has been repainted in the past, is in excellent physical condition. There is a signature and a 1916 date on the back of the dial. We don't know if that is related to a repair or possible repainting of the dial. There is a small pinhole at IX that may have had an electrical contact. The lower glass has been refitted with age-appropriate wavy glass.

The original, damascened pendulum bob is in excellent condition and there is a tie-down to secure the pendulum in transit. The weight is original.

Mechanical: The eight-day, time-only, Graham deadbeat movement with retaining power is signed "E. Howard & Co. • Boston" It has just been professionally serviced and is in excellent running condition. Note the holes in the backboard beside the movement where the mounting brackets have been moved over the years. These are not atypical for Howard movements; metal brackets were used later to facilitate servicing the movement without removing screws in the backboard.

Comments: Nice big clock waiting for a nice big wall in your nice big home... call us to make it your own! We'll assist in making shipping arrangements.

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Front View
Front Left
Upper S
ection - 1
Upper Section - 2
Lower S
ection - 1
Lower Section - 2

Escutcheon/Key
Base

Dial
Dial Back Signature
Movement - Front
Movement - Left
Movement - Right
Date Stam
p

Reference
Ly, T.D., American Clocks - I, 1989, p.122

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ETJ-0705
$8,250
E. Howard & Sons Regulator No. 89

E. Howard & Sons Regulator No. 89 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

E. Howard & Sons Regulator No. 89 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

E. Howard & Sons Regulator No. 89 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

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E. Howard Regulator No. 89 - Original Catalogue Drawing ~ Antique Clocks Guy(original catalogue drawing)

 

We haven't had an E. Howard & Sons Regulator No. 89 in a number of years. They seem to grow more scarce every year as collectors put them into permanent collections, lowering the supply to the marketplace (but raising the joy to the collectors)!

Generally used in industry, this clock is a little unusual as it has an original silvered dial instead of painted, and the "keyhole" glass is unusual to find on this model. Take a closer look at the photos and enjoy... before you call to make it your own.

Physical: The quartered oak cabinet with original finish measures 19.5"w x 65"h x 8.5"d, is in excellent overall condition. There are some (typical for industrial use) dings on the bottom, but you're not really going to stand on your head to admire this clock, are you? The 12" original silvered dial is in excellent physical condition. The damascened pendulum bob is original to the clock, with hold-down and in excellent condition. Imperfections are not notable in the glass, but the putty looks old. The gold-leafing on the pendulum stick appears to be original.

Mechanical: The signed, eight-day, time-only, deadbeat, retaining-power precision movement has just been professionally overhauled and is in excellent running order, ready for years of great service in your home or office. The No. 1 weight is correct/original.

Comments: Fabulous big clock in wonderful condition. R U Ready 2? (!)

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

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Front Left
Upper
Section
Lower Section
Upper
Left
Lower Left

Base - Left
Base - Right
Tablet Back
Dial
Pendulum Bob
Movement
Movement/W
eight

Reference
Ly, T.D., American Clocks - I, 1989, p.127

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XSP-02
$18,500
~PRICE REDUCED~
$14,500


70" E. Howard Regulator No. 59 ~ With 12" Dial

E. Howard Regulator No. 59 - Antique Clocks Guy

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E. Howard Regulator No. 59 - Original Catalogue Drawing - Antique Clocks Guy

(Orig Catalogue Drawing)

 

E.Howard & Co. made this clock in four sizes, renging from 3' with a 6" dial to this one that is 5'10" long with a 12" dial. Knowledgeable observers will immediately note that this is the same case as Regulator No. 71, the difference being that the 71 has a seconds bit (and would sell for nearly three times this amount if you were one of the handful of people in the world fortunate enough to find one)!

Physical: The case, which measures 21"w x 70"h x 9"d is in spectacula
r condition. The top finial and one of the small bottom finials were carefully replicated and the case recoated by one of the top anqituities restorers on the West Coast. There is a small chip on the upper right finial which we turned to the front so you can see it in one of the photos, but it can be reversed so the chip is not visible. The 12" diameter dial was restored by the famous dial-painter, Martha Smallwood and is in excellent condition. Great pendulum bob, too! The glass has been properly replaced.

Mechanical: The single-weight, time-only movement was professionally overhauled in 2006 and serviced again in 2011. It is in excellent running order.

Comments: This beautiful, show-stopping clock will draw "oohs" and "ahs" wherever it's hung - in your home or office.

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Front View
Lower
Upper - 1
Upper - 2
Upper Right - 1
Upper Right - 2
Lower Right
Base
Pendulum
Pendulum Bob
Dial
Movement


 

Reference Books
Ly, T.D., American Clocks - I, 1989, p.128

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OHJ-308
$11,500

Precision George A. Jones Regulator No. 2
with Pinwheel Escapement, c.1880

Precision George A. Jones Regulator No. 2 with Pinwheel Escapement, c.1880 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Precision George A. Jones Regulator No. 2 with Pinwheel Escapement, c.1880 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ship From Central U.S.

There was a wonderful long article about the George A. Jones & Company in the NAWCC Bulletin (Vol 28/6 • No 245) in December 1986. With that information and that from a couple of other publications, we compiled an article in our Reference Library and suggest that you click above to read more about this firm. Here's a drawing of their Bristol CT factory, built in 1871:

Read about the George A. Jones & Co. Clockmaking Firm in our Reference Library ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Although the clock is not signed anywhere and has no beat plate, this design and style is printed in the Jones catalog as Regulator No. 2. They have it listed as a dead beat escapement. However, having seen several of this model over the years, we know they also offered it with a pinwheel escapement. None we've seen have had beat plates on the lyre-type pendulum. Ansonia bought out Jones' stock of cases and supplies at some point. They used these cases and probably a stock of Jones movements and continued to offer them as they did with other models and movements (see the photo of the "Parisian" shelf clock in the Reference Library article and Tran "Longcase...", p.172).

Physical: The exquisite walnut case, which measures 22"w x 91"h x 11-12"d is in excellent physical condition. We saw the clock on a prior visit to this very knowledgeable consignor's home, but he recently took these photos for us. We had the background cut out of most of them for clarity. Regarding the finish, the consignor reports "I don't think its been refinished per se but it has been cleaned of old dark finish and polished. Sold to me as being original condition. I'm not real sure, but the bottom may have been re-done but from the back it looks old and original."

The pendulum-hanger, case and door are all stamped with the serial number 15. The pendulum bob has a diameter of 12". The porcelain dial with sweep seconds hand also has a diameter of 12". Our consignor reports that there are a couple of very small scratches, located at "6" and "12"; in the enlarged photo of the dial we were barely able to perceive this and would count it only as age-appropriate wear, not damage. The glass is old and has the typical waves in it. There are no extra holes in the case except for the stabilization screw behind the pendulum.

Mechanical: The eight-day, single weight, maintaining-power, pinwheel movement is original to the clock and in excellent running order. Our consignor has offered to have it cleaned and re-lubricated prior to shipment. The movement is contained in an iron box as was typical of the imported French and Swiss pinwheel movements of the era.

Comments: We have provided a twenty-six detailed photos below for your consideration. After viewing them, will you also consider giving us a call to make this clock your own(ed)? First caller wins!

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Front
Crown
Crown Left
Crown Right
Upper Left
Trunk Left
Lower Left
Upper Right
Trunk Right
Lower Right
Door Open
Backboard
Inside Lower Left
Inside Lower Right
Base
S/N – Case
S/N – Door
S/N – Pend Hanger
Dial
Weight
Pendulum Bob
Pendulum Beat Adjust
Pendulum Rating Nut
Movement Mount
Movement – Left
Movement – Right


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