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E. Howard Astronomical Regulator Clock
E. Howard Astronomical Regulator Clock

ID: 2459 | Inquire...

E. Howard & Company Astronomical Regulator. Ca. 1916. E. Howard & Co made Astronomical Regulators for many of the finest astronomical observatories in the USA. The famous Howard #74 Astronomical Regulator, which is shown in Derek Roberts "Precision Pendulum Clocks" was made in the 1870's and 1880's. This clock is a later version. The oak case is 55" tall, 19" wide and 9" deep. The heavy brass dial is silvered, engraved and filled. The weight driven movement has a deadbeat escapement with maintaining power and a 2 vial mercury filled temperature compensating pendulum. The inside of the great wheel of the movement is signed "Fitted up by C. A. Hinckley, Roxbury, Mass, Apr. 24, 1916". The movement is also fitted with the original break circuit mechanism. The movement is wound through the side of the case eliminating the need to open the door and possibly disturb the air and pendulum inside. As expected, the clock is a very fine timekeeper. By oral history and a return address on an envelope of break circuit parts that came with the clock, the clock was owned by the UCLA Department of Astronomy. There is also an old card that states " Set to sidereal time for longitude 7h 56m 29s West" which goes through the Los Angeles, CA. area. The previous owner bought the clock from the stepson of Dr. George O. Abell who was an astronomy professor at UCLA for 17 years and was best known for his observations of clusters and superclusters of galaxies. His ''Abell Catalogue of Clusters of Galaxies'' is a standard reference. The stepson got the clock from his mother, Abell's widow. The clock is in fine original condition.

Chelsea 12 inch Special Grand Dial Ships Bell Chain Clock
Chelsea 12" Special Grand Dial Ships Bell Chain Clock

ID: 2489 | Inquire...

Extremely rare Chelsea Clock Co. 12" Special Grand Dial Chain Clock. Ships Bell. Serial number 139658. Ca. 1920. The clock retains the original hinged yellow brass case with a pair of brass eye hooks mounted near the numerals 10 and 2. The clock is one of two known that have the original factory brass chain with mounting plate that measures 22 inches in length. The ships bell movement is signed with the following markings: "Chelsea Clock Co. Boston, USA. Patented Oct. 25, 1898, Sept. 19, 1899, June 5 1900 Also Patented in Great Britain May 31, 1900" and serial number 139658. The dial has fancy applied bronze numerals and the inlaid pierced bronze disk which is signed CHELSEA CLOCK CO. BOSTON U.S.A. The clock has the original fancy pierced hands. The clock was sold in 1920 by Chelsea to the William Cramp & Sons Shipbuilding Company of Philadelphia which was founded in 1825 by William Cramp, and was the preeminent U.S. iron shipbuilder of the late 19th century. Chelsea built these chain clocks for a very few years with the intent that these clocks could be hung in a variety of places and configurations. Because of the cost of the clock very few of these chain clocks were manufactured. The case has been recently polished and lacquered. The movement has been recently overhauled and is running accurately. The dial is untouched and has minor discoloration in the original lacquer. The mounting eye hooks, chains and mounting plates are original.

Walter Durfee 8 Bell 5 Gong Grandfather Clock
Walter Durfee 8 Bell 5 Gong Grandfather Clock

ID: 1793 | Inquire...

Item ID: 1793 - Walter Durfee 8 Bell 5 Gong, Pattern 38 V1, Grandfather Clock. Ca. 1890. The Pattern 38 case with spiral columns on the bonnet, waist and base, gilt brass corinthian capitols, broken arch top with rosettes and brass finials is usually seen with a 2 train, time and strike movement with moon dial. This Pattern 38 V1 has the identical case but the 3 train movement playing on Whittington chime on 8 cup bells and Westminster chime on 4 gongs and striking the hour on a larger gong, and has chime selector and chime silent hands and dials instead of the moon dial. The 8' 4" tall, 24" wide and 14" deep oak case has fine original finish. The dial has been expertly restored. The movement has been serviced. The clock is in very fine condition in every way.

Chelsea 10 inch Special Dial Mariner Ships Bell Clock for Tiffany
Chelsea 10" Special Dial Mariner Ships Bell Clock for Tiffany

ID: 2491 | Inquire...

Chelsea Clock Co. 10" Special Dial Yacht Wheel Clock with base aka Mariner Ships Bell Clock for Tiffany & Co., New York. Chelsea yacht wheel clocks are the quintessential ships bell clock design. They were offered with dial sizes of 2 3/4", 3 1/2", 4 1/2", 6", 8 1/2", 10" and 12". The 10" and 12" examples are exceedingly rare. In fact, this is one of only 2 Chelsea 10" Mariners known to exist. Standing 27 1/2" tall, 21" wide and 9" deep and weighing 65 pounds, the clock has truly commanding presence. Serial number 172995 dates the clock to 1926. The clock has been restored and is in superb condition. Simply, the best!

Chelsea 12 inch Special Dial Carved Base No. 3
Chelsea 12" Special Dial Carved Base No. 3

ID: 2490 | Inquire...

Chelsea 12" Carved Base No. 3 Time Only. Special dial marked Heeren Bros. & Co., Pittsburg. This clock is one of only two known Chelsea 12" Carved Base clocks. The clock has been totally restored and is in the finest condition in every way. Serial number 67920 on the case dates the clock to 2/12/10. The Chelsea Clock Museum's listing of 12" dial Chelsea clocks describes the clock as "12" TO Spec CB carved B H - SPCL". It was sold to Heeren Bros. & Co., Pittsburg. The movement has serial number 92537 which the Chelsea records describe as follows "12" OB Mar H E?P. The movement was originally in a 12" Marine Clock and was sold to Heeren Bros on 2/19/14. Apparently the movements of these clocks were inadvertently swapped at some point in their history.

Reproduction E. Howard 24 inch Dial No. 70 Regulator by Belmont Clock Co.
Reproduction E. Howard 24" Dial No. 70 Regulator by Belmont Clock Co.

ID: 2356 | Inquire...

Item ID: 2356 - Belmont Clock Co. 24" Dial Model No. 70 Wall Clock. A superb reproduction of the largest size E. Howard Model No. 70 Wall Clock. The original Model 70 was available in 5 sizes with 12", 14", 16", 20" and 24" dials. Belmont Clock Co. made 2 of these massive 24" dial clocks in 2018. The finely finished oak case is 58" tall, 31" wide and 8" deep. The lower door is reverse painted with the proper E. Howard gold leaf, and red and black paint. The 24" dial is wood and hand painted. The counterweighted hands are copies of the original trefoil design. The E. Howard & Co. signed movement has Geneva winding stopwork. The 4 1/2" Howard pendulum bob is decorated with concentric circles and delicate damascening. A magnificent repoduction of an exceedingly rare clock and in the best condition in every way.

Lenzkirch Precision Regulator Clock
Lenzkirch Precision Regulator Clock

ID: 2473 | Inquire...

Lenzkirch Precision Regulator Clock - Mahogany case with original finish is 58" tall, 16" wide and 8" deep. The silvered dial is 10" in diameter. Original blued steel hands. The 8 day, precision regulator movement is signed Lenzkirch and numbered 1 Million and 963328 dating the clock to 1921. The movement has thick plates with adjustable jeweled pallets and jeweled pivots on the pallet and escape wheel arbors. Large knurled thumb screws hold the plates and secure the movement to the very substantial brass mount in the case. The wood pendulum rod has a 12 pound bob with a very large knurled rating nut and blued indicator pointer. The crutch slot in the pendulum is adjustable for a perfect fit on the crutch pin. The pendulum rod has a repair just above the bob. The movement is driven by a tiny 2 pound weight! A superb timekeeper.

Chelsea 8 1/2 inch Special Grand Mahogany & Metal - Superb!
Chelsea 8 1/2" Special Grand Mahogany & Metal - Superb!

ID: 2471 | Inquire...

Chelsea 8 1/2" Special Grand Mahogany & Metal aka Commander. House strike. A superb all original clock that has been in one family since new. Serial number 3339 on the case and the movement dates the clock to 1904. The accompanying Chelsea Certificate of Origin states that the clock was sold on September 17, 1904 to Hardy & Hayes Company. The clock is one of the first run of striking clocks made by Chelsea Clock Co. between 1898 and 1905. The clock is in the finest original condition in every way. The movement has been overhauled, keeps excellent time and strikes with fine Chelsea tone.

Vermont Clock Co. 10 1/2 inch Marine Clock
Vermont Clock Co. 10 1/2" Marine Clock

ID: 2379 | Inquire...

Item ID: 2379 - Vermont Clock Co., Fairhaven, VT 10 ½” Marine Clock. The polished and lacquered case is 13 1/8” across the bezel. The dial has been resilvered and the numerals repainted in the proper style. The hands with decorative counter weights have the original bluing. The movement is stamped #1319 on the front and back plates. Vermont Clock Co. was only in business from 1898 to 1902. Vermont marine clocks of any size are extremely rare. Large dial examples like this clock are almost never seen. A beautifully restored example.

Early Waltham 8 1/2 inch Marine Clock for Wm. Cramp
Early Waltham 8 1/2" Marine Clock for Wm. Cramp

ID: 2448 | Inquire...

Item ID: 2448 - Early Waltham 8 1/2" Marine Clock for Star Brass Mfg. Co. and The Wm. Cramp & Sons Ship & Engine Bldg. Co., Philadelphia, PA. Beautifully engraved Roman numeral dial with 555 below 6 and Star Brass Mfg. Co., Boston, Mass above 6. A lock hasp was added at about 7 on the outside of the deep case. The nickeled and damascened movement is stamped with serial number 315 and below it 1063. Waltham used this early movement only from about 1896 to 1900. The clock is in fine restored condition and mounted on a mahogany display stand.

Vermont Clock Co. 10 1/4 inch Marine Clock
Vermont Clock Co. 10 1/4" Marine Clock

ID: 2453 | Inquire...

Item ID: 2453 - Vermont Clock Co., Fairhaven, VT 10 1/4" Marine Clock. Vermont Clock Co. was only in business from 1898 to 1902. Vermont marine clocks of any size are extremely rare. Large dial examples like this clock are almost never seen. This example has a very heavy brass case with pushbutton latch. The dial has been restored. The counterbalanced hands have the original bluing. The nickeled and damascened movement is signed and numbered 1223. The clock has been completely restored and is in fine condition.

Early Waltham 8 1/2 inch Marine Clock for Barr & Creelman
Early Waltham 8 1/2" Marine Clock for Barr & Creelman

ID: 2449 | Inquire...

Item ID: 2449 - Early Waltham 8 1/2" Marine Clock for Barr & Creelman, Rochester, NY. The Arabic numeral dial is engraved Barr & Creelman, Rochester, N.Y. and Star Brass Mfg. Co., Boston, Mass. The dial is also numbered 822 below 6. The early style, fine quality, nickeled and damascened Waltham movement is signed and stamped with serial number 281. Waltham used this movement only from about 1896 to 1900. The hands are later Chelsea style moon design. The clock has been completely restored. A very rare early Waltham marine clock.

Fairhaven Manufacturing Co. 10 inch Marine Clock
Fairhaven Manufacturing Co. 10" Marine Clock

ID: 2380 | Inquire...

Fairhaven Manufacturing Co. 10" Marine Clock. The case has the original nickel finish in fine condition. The dial has been resilvered. The Fairhaven Mfg. Co., Fairhaven, VT was only in business for 2 years from 1896 to 1898. Their clocks are exceedingly rare, especially the large dial clocks like this example. Fairhaven Mfg. Company was one of the series of Joseph Eastman companies that made very fine quality marine, carriage, shelf and wall clocks. Starting with the Harvard Clock Company in 1880, followed by Boston Clock Company and then the Eastman Clock Company, Joseph Eastman started the Fairhaven Mfg. Company in Fairhaven, Vermont in 1896. After only 2 years the name was changed to Vermont Clock Company. Joseph Eastman was well known for producing marine clocks of uncompromising quality.

Vermont Clock Co. 8 1/8 inch Marine Gallery Clock
Vermont Clock Co. 8 1/8" Marine Gallery Clock

ID: 2452 | Inquire...

Vermont Clock Co., Fairhaven, VT 8 1/8" Marine Gallery Clock with patinated spun brass outer case. Vermont Clock Co. marine clocks of any size or type are exceedingly rare. This example is a unique design with inner bronze case covered by a decorative spun brass and patinated outer case with fine beading surrounding bezel. The dial and case finishes are original and in fine condition. The bezel is 9" in diameter and the back of the case is 11 3/4". The movement is signed Vermont Clock Co.

Eastman Clock Co. 10 Marine Clock for W & A Fletcher Co.
Eastman Clock Co. 10 Marine Clock for W & A Fletcher Co.

ID: 2393a | Inquire...

Item ID: 2393a - Eastman Clock Co. 10" Marine Clock for Star Brass Mfg. Co. Boston and W & A Fletcher Co., Hoboken, NJ. Beautifully engraved Roman numeral dial. Eastman Clock Co. signed nickeled and damascened movement. The front plate and the back plate are stamped with serial number 2. The clock has been totally restored and mounted on a custom mahogany display stand. An exceedingly rare and desireable marine clock. Eastman Clock Co. was only in business from 1894 to 1896. The clock is listed in the Chelsea Clock Museum Eastman Register of surviving Eastman clocks and movements. Visit chelseaclockmuseum.com for more information about the fine clocks produced by Joseph Eastman and a complete listing of his clocks.

Elmer Stennes Reproduction Samuel Mulliken Massachusetts Shelf Clock
Elmer Stennes Reproduction Samuel Mulliken Massachusetts Shelf Clock

ID: 2370 | Inquire...

Elmer Stennes Reproduction Samuel Mulliken Kidney Dial Massachusetts Shelf Clock. This clock is a ca. 1940 collaboration between Elmer Stennes who made the case, James Conlon, Sr, who made the movement and Edwin Burt, Sr. who made the dial. The clock is one of three reproductions of a ca. 1790 original timepiece made by Samuel Mulliken of Newburyport, MA. The case on case design creates the appearance that the feet of the upper case sit on the lower case which has scalloped molding at the top and fine cast bronze scrolled feet at the front of the bottom. The case is superbly executed in solid plum pudding figured mahogany. The kidney shaped dial is very finely painted and has exquisite beetle and poker hands. The beautifully made 8 day time only movement is in fine condition. A superb very early Stennes reproduction of an exceedingly rare clock.

Welch, Spring & Co. No. 4 Regulator
Welch, Spring & Co. No. 4 Regulator - Superb!

ID: 2421 | Inquire...

Itrem ID: 2421 - Welch, Spring & Co. No. 4 Regulator - 30 Day. This is the finest example that I have seen. The clock is mint original in every way. The walnut case is flawless. The finials are all original and flawless. While I have not seen another Welch regulator with Arabic numerals, this clock shows no signs that the dial has been changed in any way. The 30 day movement iwith nickel plated plates is in fine condition. An amazing clock.

Chelsea 6 inch Special Dial Library Clock - All Original
Chelsea 6" Special Dial Library Clock - All Original

ID: 2377 | Inquire...

Item ID: 2377 – Chelsea 6” Special Gold Dial Library Clock. House strike. The Library clock is one of the most sought after of the Chelsea shelf clocks. The symmetry of the clock case with the coin-edged bezel and back flange centered on the base which is decorated with fine beading all around makes this one of the most elegant Chelsea shelf clocks. Matching serial number 20791 dates the clock to 1906. The Old Brass case and gold dial with applied numerals are in fine original condition. A very fine and rare Chelsea shelf clock.

Tiffany & Company Makers Ships Bell Clock for the schooner Gitana
Tiffany & Company Makers Ships Bell Clock for Gitana

ID: 2251 | Inquire...

Tiffany & Company Makers Ships Bell Clock for the schooner Gitana. This very unusual ships bell striking clock is in an architecturally designed bracket clock case with dial featuring calendar function, moon age and phases of the moon on a hand painted moving moon dial. The bottom corners of the case have the original brass hardware for securing the clock to it's location in the salon of the yacht. The mahogany case is 17" tall, 12" wide and 8" deep. The time and calendar/moon dials are silvered. The spandrels are gilt cast bronze. The sea serpent hands are finely cut and delicately engraved. The fine quality ships bell striking movement is signed Tiffany & Co. Makers #190. The Tiffany records describe the details of the clock movement and case and note that the clock was made for Mr W. F. Weld, Philadelphia, PA. The record states that the clock was delivered on May 27, 1882. Gitana was a 114' schooner designed and built by the D. J. Lawlor shipyard, Boston, MA for William F. Weld. She was launched in 1882. Weld was a devoted yachtsman and Commodore of the Eastern Yacht Club. He was the grandson of famous Massachusetts shipping magnate, industrialist and philanthropist William F. Weld. The clock is accompanied by a compendium that includes framed photos of Gitana, including a photo showing the clock in the salon of the yacht. A unique ships bell clock with truly fine provenance. CURRENTLY NOT FOR SALE

Tiffany & Company Makers Ships Bell Clock - Patinated Silver Repousse Case
Tiffany & Company Makers Ships Bell Clock - Patinated Silver Repousse Case

ID: 2422 | Inquire...

Tiffany & Co. Makers Ships Bell Clock. The movement is signed Tiffany & Co. Makers #81 which dates the clock to 1889. The Tiffany & Co Makers records state that the clock was made for the the Tiffany & Co. Silver Shop and says "Make movement for Yacht Clock to strike ships bells. Sketch No. O 600. The case is repousse decorated and patinated sterling silver. The nautical theme of the case features 3 large finely detailed clam shells, 3 anchors and beautiful, realistic rolling waves with whitecaps. The dial is engraved and silvered. The finely cut and engraved hands are in the form of a serpent. The movement strikes ships bells with fine tone. The clock is a fine work of art. Simply superb in every way. CURRENTLY NOT FOR SALE

Tiffany & Company Makers Ships Bell Clock for Sea Fox
Tiffany & Company Makers Ships Bell Clock for Sea Fox

ID: 2314 | Inquire...

Tiffany & Company Makers Ships Bell Clock for A. Cass Canfield's yacht Sea Fox. Canfield was a yachtsman and amateur naval architect who designed the Sea Fox. The Sea Fox was an iron hulled schooner built by Harlan & Hollingsworth of Wilmington, DE and delivered  in May of 1888. She was a very successful racer for many years. By the early 1900's Sea Fox was owned by Anson Phelps Stokes Vice Commodore of the New York Yacht Club and later by Dallas B. Pratt Commodore of the NYYC. The clock movement is stamped 325 which is shown in the Tiffany Makers records and is dated 1882. The Sea Fox had a life long reputation as being "the smartest dressed and most tastefully furnished yacht in commission" to quote a New York Times article form July, 1917. The high style design of this Tiffany & Co. Makers clock with ornate French bezel, heavily beveled glass, enameled cartouche numerals, elegant finely engraved hands and fine cast bronze case certainly added to the finery of her interior decorations. The compendium shown with the clock includes 4 sterling silver trophies won by Sea Fox along a print showing Sea Fox, Grayling and Sachem competing for the Goelet Cup, a photo of the yacht under sail and a perfect original copy of Cruising in the West Indies, by Anson Phelps Stokes. The book chronicles his presentation to the New York Yacht Club on May 15, 1902 proposing a squadron cruise to the West Indies and describes his cruise in the West Indies in fine detail. The book is an entertaining and informative read and the clock is simply spectacular. CURRENTLY NOT FOR SALE

Chelsea 10 inch Special Gold Dial Base and Ball Feet Clock with Superb Verde Finish
Chelsea 10" Special Gold Dial Base and Ball Feet Clock with Superb Verde Finish

ID: 2402 | Inquire...

Chelsea Clock Company 10" Special Gold Dial Base & Ball with superb original Verde finish. The clock strikes ships bells. Early large dial Chelsea clocks with excellent original finish are exceedingly difflcult to find. This example has a Verde finish in truly mint condition and also has an unusual gold dial with raised numerals and pierced hands. Serial number 20246 on the movement and case bottom dates the clock to 1905. An absolutely gorgeous all original early large dial Chelsea shelf clock. It doesn't get any better than this.

Chelsea Clock Co. 10 inch Marine Clock for American Steam Gauge Co. - Superb Dial!
Chelsea Clock Co. 10" Marine Clock for American Steam Gauge Co. - Superb Dial!

ID: 2359 | Inquire...

Item ID: 2359 - Chelsea 10" Marine Clock made for the American Steam Gauge Company, Boston. The silvered dial with engraved Roman numerals has the most elaborate engraving around its center and states: "American Steam Gauge Company Boston". Above the center of the hands is a sweep second dial and to the right a slow/fast adjustment bit. The clock retains its original eight day movement. Serial number: "35880" dates the clock to August 26, 1908. The clock retains its original steam gauge case with an unusual multifaceted hinge bezel. The clock is set into an attractive period mahogany base. This clock is extremely rare and desirable because of the quality of the engraving and its rare and elaborate case style.

James Rodgers 10 inch Marine Clock
James Rodgers 10" Marine Clock

ID: 2347 | Inquire...

Item ID: 2347 - James Rodgers 10" Marine Clock. An exceedingly rare large dial marine clock. James Rodgers worked in New York City in the mid 1800's and was most known for his tower clocks which were installed in many churches in New York City. Trinity Church Wall St. was probably his most famous tower clock. He also made marine clocks and regulators. Surprisingly very few of his clocks of any type are known to exist today. This 10" dial marine clock is a fine example of his work. The bezel of the case hinges at 3 as does the dial and attached movement. The finely engraved dial and blued steel moon hands are are typical of Rodgers quality workmanship. The fine quality movement is encased in dust covers. The movement is signed J. Rodgers, New York.

 
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