Antique American Clocks July 2022
Waterbury Clock Co. “Regulator No. 1”, ca. 1875. This is a surprisingly rare clock – there are no sales records in the Antique Clocks Price Guide or on LiveAuctioneers. Horton’s sold this clock to the consignor in 2015 for $1280; Ly shows this clock in his book on Waterbury clocks on page 173. The 34-inch case is veneered in rosewood, and I would guess the bezel has been redone. Both glasses are replacements. The 12-inch dial is likely original and has been touched up; the hands are close replacements (as is the tablet). The A-frame movement is signed and is shown in Ly’s Waterbury Clocks & Watches Vol. 2 on page 714. It is a two-weight, time-only, 8-day movement also used in the Regulator No. 4 (Rosedale); it runs for a while and then stops. The weight baffles are new, the weights and pendulum likely original. No label. $500-$1000.
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Antique American Clocks - What's not to like?