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PHT-0321
$1,650
Highly Sought Seth Thomas “Garfield”, c.1908
and this one is RARE . . .

Seth Thomas “Garfield” Spring-Driven, c.1908 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Seth Thomas “Garfield” Spring-Driven, c.1908 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Seth Thomas “Garfield” Spring-Driven, c.1908 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ship From So. CA

Seth Thomas "Garfield" - Origina Catalogue Drawing ~ Antique Clocks Guy(original catalogue drawing

Seth Thomas “Garfield” Spring-Driven, c.1908 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Seth Thomas “Garfield” Spring-Driven, c.1908 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

 

The Seth Thomas Garfield and its companion, the Lincoln have consistently been the most popular shelf clocks we've ever sold, and we've sold LOTS of them. Here for your consideration is a beautiful Garfield. But this one is a bit of a rare bird as it is the first spring-driven clock of this model that we've seen in our 22+ years in business. RARE, as in try to find another one!

Physical:
The original finish walnut case is in fabulous physical condition (we'd usually say "excellent" but this is literally the nicest unmessed-with finish on this model that we've ever seen)! It measures 15.5"w x 29.5"h x 6.5"d. The 8" diameter dial is also in excellent condition. It was repainted at some point way in the past. The (wavy) glass is original, and there is a very good-to-excellent label in the bottom of the case. Nice.

Mechanical: The spring-driven, eight-day movement was just cleaned and professionally serviced and is in excellent running order ready for years of great service.

Comments: This is a wonderful clock that should be in your collection, especially if you are a Seth Thomas collector. Might also look great on a credenza at work! Get the clock bug (not the other one)? Please give us a call to start the process.

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Description

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Front View
Front Left
Front Right
Upper Left
Lower Left
Upper Right
Dial Off + Right Side
Dial
Base
Mvt/Pendulum
Label
Back Date Stencil (1908)

Reference
Ly, T.D., Seth Thomas Clocks & Movements 3rd Ed Vol 2, 2004, p.726-7

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BCO-0314
$4,750
Extremely Difficult-to-Find
E. Howard & Co. Regulator No. 2, circa 1874

E. Howard Regulator No. 2 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

E. Howard Regulator No. 2 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

E. Howard Regulator No. 2 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

E. Howard Regulator No. 2 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ship From So. CA

Read about Howard & Davis Regualtor No. 2 in our Antique Clocks Reference Library.(original catalogue drawing)

The pendulum stick has original gilding; the bob has concentric engraved circles; both original to the clock.

E. Howard Regulator No. 2 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

 

In our 22+ years in business, this is only the second of this model we have ever offered on our site. It seems that the next-to-largest sizes of some Howard regulators are harder to find than their "bigger brothers"! Just wish we had available wall space to keep this one!

Both E.Howard & Co and its predecessor firm, Howard & Davis, made a series of five banjo-styled regulators, and numbered them Regulators No. 1-5. Here are catalogue pages: (Howard & Davis - 1858) and (E.Howard & Co. - 1874).

The original Howard catalogue said, they "...are well calculated for office or school use, and may be fully relied upon for accurate time-keeping". Ya think? (:~)

Physical: The rosewood factory faux-grained cherry case with turned bezel appears to have the original finish, though we'd guess overcoated at some point in the past. The case is in excellent overall condition. It measures 17.75"w x 43"h x 4.75"d.

The first detailed thing we examine on this genre of clocks is the bottom. At some point in time in the past, most of these regulators have had a gut weight cable break, sending the heavy weight literally through the bottom of the case. So we look immediately to see what kind of repairs have been done along the way. The bottom of this clock is in good shape, nicely repaired at some unknown time in the past. The gut cable has been replaced with braided braided cloth.

E. Howard Regulator No. 2 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

The painted steel Roman numeral dial is original to the clock and in excellent condition as are the moon hands. The glass in the head is bubbly. We don't see that in the throat and lower tablets. Looking at the backs of both tablets it is difficult to tell if they are original, which is very typical with large regulators.

Mechanical: The signed eight-day, single-weight, time-only movement is original to the clock, has been recently serviced by one of the top guys on the West Coast, and is in excellent running order. Our technician commented about two things regarding this clock: first, that it is the nicest example of the large Howard banjos he has seen in his 30+ years in the business; and second, that the pendulum swing is wider than he's ever seen on one of these clocks, an indication of the health of the movement (see video). The iron weight has the correct number (2) on it. The clock also includes a winding crank.

Comments: Larger E. Howard banjos are difficult to find, especially this model. Some people make it a career collecting goal to own one of each of the five regulator sizes. Here's an opportunity to take a step in that direction. Do ya, do ya, do ya... do ya wanna dance?

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
Front Open - Dial Off
Head
Head Left
Head Right
Throat
Tablet
Mid Left
Lower Left

Mid Right
Lower
Right
Dial
Pendulum B
ob
Pendulum VIDEO
Base
Weight
Movement


Reference
Ly, T.D., American Clocks - II, 1991, p.117

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PCT-0323
2,750
Seth Thomas Parlor Calendar No. 8
in Walnut, c. Feb 1887

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

Seth Thomas Parlor Calendar No. 8 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

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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 fourth Parlor Calendar No. 8 we've ever had available to us in the 22-plus years we have been in business. 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 with ORIGINAL FINISH. The 8" clock and calendar dials were restored by the famous Martha Smallwood of The Dial House in Georgia back in the 1970s 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 roller papers have been replaced (typical for a 133 year-old clock) 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 three 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
Front - Open
Left Side
Upper
Left
Lower Left
Right Side
Upper Right
Lower Right
Base
Crown
Right Side
Back - Date
Dials
Dial - Clock
Dial - Calendar
Instruc
tion Label
Movements
Clock Movement
Calendar Mechanism


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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NYR-0310
$1,750
Seth Thomas Regulator No. 2 in WALNUT

Seth Thomas Regulator No. 2 in Walnut ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Seth Thomas Regulator No. 2 in Walnut ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Seth Thomas Regulator No. 2 in Walnut ~ Antique Clocks Guy

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Seth Thomas Regulator No 2 - Original Catalogue Drawing 1904 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Catalogue Drawing - 1904
(St. Louis Clock and
Silverware Co.)

 

Here is a fine example of the highly sought-after Regulator No. 2 that was widely used in commercial applications. This Seth Thomas model is in the hard-to-find walnut that we see only once or twice every few years or so. Overall, the clock is in excellent physical and mechanical condition as you will see in the extensive photos below.

Physical: The walnut case measures 15.5"w x 34"h x 5"d and has the original finish. The 12" diameter dial bears the original paint and there is a label in excellent original condition in the inside bottom of the case.

This clock also has original hands, weight bob and bezel. Lower glass is original; hard to tell about the upper

Mechanical: The widely-used No. 61 movement is original to the clock, was recently professionally overhauled and is ready for years of great service. It is in excellent running order.

Seth Thomas Regulator No. 2 in Walnut

Comments: Wonderful, relatively scarce walnut configuration. Foundational to any serious collection and a great addition to any room just as a simple decorator piece. This particular clock is in such great condition with no excuses. Give us a call to start the process.

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Description

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Front Left
Front Right
Door Open
Upper Section
Lower Section
Left Side
Right Side
Base - 1
Base - 2
Bob, Wt. & Label
Dial
No. 61 Movement

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

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BCO-0917
$1,495
E. N. Welch 30-Day Regulator No. 11
in Black Walnut

E.N. Welch Regulator No. 11 in Black Walnut ~ Antique Clocks Guy

(60"h)

E.N. Welch Regulator No. 11 in Black Walnut ~ Antique Clocks Guy

E.N. Welch Regulator No. 11 in Black Walnut ~ Antique Clocks Guy

E.N. Welch Regulator No. 11 in Black Walnut ~ Antique Clocks Guy

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(original catalogue drawing)

 

We've previously had only one of this model from E.N. Welch in the 22 years that we've been in business. This one is all original. Original finish, original dial, original parts, original glass, original...

The case design is of the "Eastlake" period. The Eastlake furniture style, as envisioned by its namesake Charles Lock Eastlake, came about as a response to his aversion to the over-the-top Rococo Revival and Renaissance Revival styles popular during the Victorian era. Eastlake was a trendsetting British architect, author, and lecturer.

As a proponent for "careful craftsmanship," he called for the manufacture of "simple sturdy furniture." His book, Hints on Household Taste, published in England in 1868 and the United States in 1872, expounded on these ideas which went hand in hand with the Arts & Crafts Movement.

Although Eastlake furniture is technically considered Victorian, being popular from 1870 to 1890, it breaks away from the excessive high-relief carving, classical elements, and numerous curves of other styles produced during this time frame. The first glimpses of modernism can be seen in Eastlake's reformed style.

Physical: The black walnut case, which retains its original finish is in excellent physical condition. It measures 18" w x 60" h x 5" d. The 10" diameter dial has its original paint as well as some age-appropriate chipping. The pendulum stick, bob and cast brass beat scale are all original to the clock and in excellent condition.

Mechanical: The
30-day spring-driven (duplex) movement has just been lubricated and is in excellent mechanical condition. It has been running and keeping time in a closet here for a couple of months so we have first-hand knowledge of its condition.


Comments: This is a great clock. One of the things that is most attractive to us is its shallow 5" depth, allowing it to be hung in a hallway or other place where it intrudes minimally into the room. One of our most treasured clocks is a large Seth Thomas regulator that also has a shallow-depth case and that is hung in a passage space in our great room.

So, take a look at the photos and consider where you might hang this beautiful clock in your home or office. Then, give us a call to start the process!

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Front View
Crown
Upper Detail
Lower Detail
Dial
Beat Scale

Base
Pendulum

Reference
Ly, T.D., Welch Clocks, Second Edition, 2013, p.255-257

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RWO-1217
$2,400
~PRICE REDUCED~

Rare E. Howard & Co. / Ashcroft
Steam Engine Clock ~ 8" Dial
Heavy 16+lb Nickeled Bronze Case
Fabulous Dial

Ashcroft Steam Engine Clock ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ship From Escondido CA

Here is a prize for collectors of E. Howard & Co. ship/engine room clocks, or just a very interesting and special clock for decorative purposes. Wait 'til you read the intriguing history below!

The 8" diameter silvered dial reads as follows:

Ashcroft Steam Engine Clock ~ Antique Clocks Guy

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Ashcroft Manufacturing - Bridgeport Facility

Ashcroft: Edward H. Ashcroft of Lynn, Massachusetts bought the American rights to a French pressure gauge design and founded the Ashcroft Manufacturing Company in 1852 to make pressure gauges for steam engines. The firm had offices at 87 liberty St., New York City, and also in Bridgeport, CT. Their internal- and external-spring Tabor indicators, pressure gauges (water, pressure, atmosphere etc), counters, alarms, indicators, and pipe fitter and machinists tools for steam engines were manufactured from about 1852 to the WWI period, when the company was sold in 1912. Some of their products are still being manufactured today as the best in the field by the surviving company, Dresser Industries.

One might argue that it was people like Ashcroft who facilitated expansion of the railroads and the country's industrial might. Without a reliable means of measuring and controlling steam pressure, locomotives, steamships, and even the humble heating boiler would never have flourished as they did. (continue reading Ashcroft History in our Reference Library). Read Additional Ashcroft History

Wheelock: This steam manufacturer began in 1865 as a partnership of Jerome Wheelock and Charles A. Wheeler. They evolved from repairing steam engines to manufacturing them, fitted with improvements developed by Mr. Wheelock. In this era of rapid evolution of steam engines and especially their valve gear, we best remember the Corliss engine, but Wheelock's engines were considered equal in quality. Where Corliss focused on the domestic market, Wheelock put more effort into licensing his designs overseas, and their domestic operations remained relatively modest. In 1887, with Mr. Wheelock focused on developing his overseas businesses, the Wheelock Engine Co. was formed to take over Wheelock's domestic manufacturing.

In 1896 the American Wheelock Engine Co. succeeded the previous organization, and was in turn succeeded by American & British Manufacturing Co. in 1902. Here is a link to the full history of the Wheelock Engine Company.

Granite Mills: Two historic cotton textile mills located on Bedford Street in Fall River, Massachusetts, consisting of Granite Mill No. 2 and Granite Mill No. 3. The site was determined eligible for the National Historic Register in 1983, but omitted due to owner's objection.

The mills were organized in 1863 with William Mason as president and Charles O. Shove as treasurer. The original Mill No. 1 was built 1864. (continue reading Wikipedia History)

So, based on the history of the three companies above, along with our own knowledge of clocks of the era, it is our best guess that this clock is from the 1870-1880 era. We know that Ashcroft was closely linked to the steam industry as well as being a chandlery whose clocks of E.Howard and Chelsea were private-labeled for Ashcroft distribution. It would appear that Ashcroft private-labeled this E.Howard clock in behalf of the Wheelock firm for them to present (sell?) to Granite Cotton Mills (whew!), probably in conjunction with a steam engine installation to run the mill. How interesting! Perhaps you have other knowledge that would further pin down the date of this clock? If so, please share it with us!

Physical: The nickeled bronze case, which weighs over 16 lbs, measures 10.5" in diameter and 5" deep. The (original) silvered dial measures 8" in diameter and is in excellent physical condition.

Mechanical: The fabulous (signed) E. Howard & Co.#32 eight-day, time-only, platform escapement movement and damascened nickel plates was recently professionally serviced by one of the most experienced and competent technicians on the West Coast, and is in excellent mechanical condition – ready for years of great service for you.

Comments: What an intriguing history! This fabulous clock is just waiting for its next installation. Will that be in your home or office? Give us a call to make it your own...

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Front View
Front Left
Left
Right
Ke
y
Dial
Dial Back
Movement


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