Antique American Clocks July 2022
Seth Thomas “Regulator No. 1 Extra”, ca. 1875. A 40-inch case with the original rosewood veneer, plenty of wear and a little dull, but no major losses. The dial glass is modern, the tablet original but missing some of the gilt decoration above the word “Regulator”. The gilt trim around the tablet has been repainted. The dial has been touched up extensively and still has a spot of peeling next to the 6. The hands are correct early period hands for this model; the minute hand has been repaired. The 8-day, time-and-strike movement is as shown in Ly,Seth Thomas Clocks & Movements Vol. 1 on page 272, and is correct for this model (ST used a variety of movements in these clocks). There is a pretty serious repair to the pendulum hanger, but it works; the stick retains its gilding but the bob has lost its brass finish. There are two iron weights and it strikes on a wire gong on the hours; the clock is running strongly. The weight shield is in good condition with a label, and there is a winding crank and a working door key. A very original example. $800-$1500.