Colonial Winterhalder 5-Tube Clock
Colonial Winterhalder 5-Tube Clock, c1926. Colonial made cases and installed movements acquired from Germany. This one, by Winterhalder, is of the highest quality... kind of like finding a working Rolls Royce engine in a barn. It plays the Westminster chime on the quarter hours on 5 tubes.
Sawin & Dyar Banjo Clock c1825
a c1825 Banjo Clock from the partnership of John Sawin and Georger Dyar. John Sawin was born in Roxbury, Massachusetts on September 13th, 1799. It is thought that he was trained as a clockmaker by his uncle Aaron Willard. John was also related to Lemuel Curtis who was a cousin. Sawin and Dyar partnered from 1822-1827.
Banjo Clock, Early 20th Century
Banjo Clock, early 20th century. This is an unidentified banjo clock... but I did find the same glasses used in a Herschede... but that clock, while similar, had a different chimney (under the brass eagle). While more modern, based on classic designs. c1910-1920 according to Lindy Larson, Larsons Clocks.
Tifft Banjo Clock
Attleborro, MA banjo clock by Horace Tifft, c1840. Tiffts are easily identifiable by the picture frame throat and tablet wood and unique door latches. Glasses are replacements, as is the finial.
Banjo Clock w/ Moon Dial
This is someone's special project, as there are no other banjo clocks with moon dials. It is a marriage of parts. Wladyslaw Boruski is shown as a cabinet maker in the 1928 Minneapolis city directory and those preceding 1928. The 1929 directory shows that he died May 23, 1928 at age 71. Glasses repainted by Linda Abrams.
Chelsea 'Crystal' Ships Bell Clock, c1911
Rare Chelsea 'Crystal' Ships Bell Clock, c1911 in exceptional condition. We (the clock community) have only seen maybe three of these... and the others were totally beat up (and one had a wrong hour hand). The 'George E. Butler San Francisco' dial is also desirable too collectors.
French Presentation Clock
French presentation clock, black marble, Rollin movement w/ square plates. Plaque dates it to Nov. 1852.
biedermeier vienna regulator, c1835-1848
this gorgeous thing is a ‘biedermeier vienna regulator’ with single-piece ‘pie crust’ dial… c1835-1848. biedermeier clocks came mostly out of vienna, but also germany.
Standing Jewelers Regulator
Floor standing Jewelers Regulator, pinwheel escapement, beveled door glass with beveled design. This was originally acquired as 'free case' off of Craigslist; the rusted out clock parts were offered as an afterthought. After derusting and servicing the clock has been running ever since..
Gilbert Jewelers Regulator
Gilbert Jewelers Regulator w/ deadbeat escapement (No. 9 movement), custom dial and case. Very fine and accurate movement with custom-turned brass pendulum bob, sweep second hand.
Early Jewelers Regulator Movement
An early Jewelers Regulator movement with pinwheel escapement, sweep seconds hand and 13lb pendulum.
Welch Spring & Company Regulator No. 2
Welch Spring & Co. Regulator 2, circa 1878. WS&C were known for building quality clocks that cost too much to produce profitably. Gorgeous rosewood veneer around the bezel, hand-painted faux graining on the case, gold-leafed pendulum, two weights, time-only, an 18" dial and extremely accurate.
Welch Spring & Co. Regulator 2
Welch Spring & Co. Regulator 2, c1884. WS&C were known for building quality clocks that cost too much to produce profitably. The case has been restored, with rosewood veneer around the bezel and hand-painted faux graining on the case, accurate reproduction weights. Time-only, an 18" dial and extremely accurate.
Atkins 30-Day Extra
Atkins 30-day extra w/ rare upside-down movement. c1870s. It's been through the wars and had a hard life but runs great. Bottom case piece is not original, minute hand has been repaired. Gold-leafed pendulum, weights & bob also not original.
Seth Thomas Regulator 2
Seth Thomas Regulator 2... my first mechanical clock. c1890. The No. 2 is one of the most collectible clocks ever, as they were made from 1860 to 1950, with a re-issue of 4000 in the 70s. Although it has a second hand, the length of the pendulum means the clock ticks 80 times a minute... which means it ticks every 3/4 of a second.
Seth Thomas Regulator 2
Purchased from Merritt's... c1890s, dial touched up between I and II. The No. 2 is one of the most collectible clocks ever, as they were made from 1860 to 1950, with a re-issue of 4000 in the 70s. Although it has a second hand, the length of the pendulum means the clock ticks 80 times a minute... which means it ticks every 3/4 of a second.
Welch Spring & Co. Round Head No. 4 c1878
Welch Spring & Co. Round Head No. 4 with B.B. Lewis calendar movement. 8" calendar dial signifies 1878.
Seth Thomas Office 1 Calendar
Seth Thomas Office 1 Calendar, c1877. 12" dial, 14" calendar dial, 40" tall. The calendar movement knows 30-day months and leap years.
Seth Thomas Pillar & Scroll
Seth Thomas Pillar & Scroll 30-hour clock w/ all wood gears, c1820s. Tablet glass and top wood (w/ scrolls) are later replacements. Photos include initial cleaning, which took two people eight full hours of chipping away black gunk, replacing a couple of broken teeth, etc. Tablet glass done by Tom Moberg, and includes Max (lower right).
Wood Movement Seconds Clock
Wood Movement Seconds Clock. Between 1815 and 1835 or so brass was very expensive and 30-hour table clocks were the coin of the realm; houses were purchased for clocks, etc.. Made with all wood gears (except for the escape wheel, which gives the tick-tock sound), they had to be wound every day. This is an absolutely unique one-off built by a retired NASA engineer. In addition to be 1.5x larger than typical wood movements, it has been designed to 1) beat seconds (one tick per second) and 2) run for eight days. This is a very desirable clock for clock collectors.
Custom Seth Thomas w/ #68 Movement
Seth Thomas #68 movement, 8" 5lb master clock pendulum bob, custom case. Entire front of case lifts off to access movement and pendulum which are mounted on a backboard hung on the wall.
Banjo Clock, Marriage
Howard-style #4 banjo clock case, Noah Pomeroy movement, functional but non-original dial, hands and pendulum assembly.
Willard Reproduction w/ Quartz Movement
Willard Reproduction w/ Quartz Movement. Frames have been gold-leafed.
E. Howard Figure 8 Knock-off
This E. Howard Figure 8 Knock-off was made in Mexico in the 1960s-1970s. Quartz movement. If it were the real thing, it would be $5-10k.
Sankosha regulator, 1900-ish. Sankosha was part of a government study in 1947 to develop a standard clock movement for the Japanese clock industry. This one is small... 21 3/8" tall, with a 6 3/4" chapter ring.