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E. Howard No. 58 Regulator - 12" Dial

ID: 1876 - E. Howard No. 58 Regulator with 12" dial. Superb walnut case with original finish. Fine original surface dial and hands. Orignal finish on wood pendulum rod. The damascened pendulum bob is in spectacular original condition. The clock is an extremely accurate timekeeper. An excellent example in every way. Email me if you have questions.

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Burleigh Girandole No. 54

Item ID: 1921 - Ted & Fran Burleigh formed the Gilders Workshop in 1972 and in 1973 they had the opportunity to disassemble and measure and then make the plans to replicate an original L. Curtis Girandole. The Girandole case itself is considered by many to be the most elegant American clock design with the finely hand-carved eagle finial and acanthus leaf bracket set off by forty-nine burnished gold trim balls. There were a very limited number of these Girandoles produced by the Gilders Workshop. Short of spending hundreds of thousands for one of the few original Curtis Girandole’s extant this beautiful clock by Ted Burleigh is as close to an affordable original as it gets for the serious collector of fine timepieces. This clock is in exceptional condition in all respects. The clock is number 54. Ca. 1989. The Rowe's Wharf glasses are signed by Fran Burleigh and dated 1988. The original bill of sale and a Gilders Workshop business card signed by Ted Burleigh are included with the clock. The clock is in totally mint original condition. Enjoy! Email me if you have questions.


Seth Thomas Regulator No. 19 - Fine Quality Reproduction

ID: 1818 - Seth Thomas Regulator No. 19. A fine quality reproduction of the most desirable Seth Thomas weight regulator.

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J. G. Marenzeller Grand Sonnerie Vienna Regulator(SOLD)

ID: 1616 - J. G. Marenzeller Nachfolger Grand Sonnerie Vienna Regulator.

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Foster Campos Gold Front Presentation Banjo - #6 - 05

ID: 1259 - This is a superb quality Foster Campos Gold Front Banjo Clock. The clock is a replica of Aaron Willard's ca. 1810 masterpiece. The 40" tall case is solid mahogany with gold leaf carved eagle finial, throat frame, lower door frame and carved bracket. The bezel and sidearms are solid brass. The case is numbered 6 - 05. The beautiful Aurora glasses were reverse painted by Mary Ann Picassio. The 8 day weight driven movement is signed Foster Campos. This is a truly exceptional clock that is in perfect condition. The clock is ready to become a family heirloom for generations to come. Email me if you have questions.

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Foster Campos Lyre Clock

ID: 1941 - This is a ca. 1982 Foster Campos Lyre Clock. The superbly hand carved, 40" tall, mahogany case is a very fine reproduction of a ca. 1830 Lemuel Curtis Lyre Clock. The 7 1/4" dial is signed Foster Campos, Pembroke, Mass. and has the trademark pine tree outside the minute ring. The 8 day weight driven movement and weight are also marked Foster Campos as is the backboard of the case. The case is numbered #3 - 82. The beautiful reverse painted glass is signed by the artist - Tom Moberg. The clock is in mint original condition. Please view the photos carefully to appreciate the fine workmanship on this timepiece. Email me if you have questions.

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Foster Campos Lyre Clock

ID: 1445 - Foster Campos of Pembroke, Mass is a very well known and respected maker of fine quality reproductions of early American shelf, banjo and grandmother clocks. Foster Campos created some of the finest replicas of classic early American timepieces that are made today. Since Foster has retired, interest in his clocks has continued to grow. His clocks are becoming difficult to find. This is a ca. 2003 Foster Campos Lyre Clock. The superbly hand carved, 40" tall, mahogany case is a very fine reproduction of a ca. 1830 Lemuel Curtis Lyre Clock. The 7 1/4" dial is signed Foster Campos, Pembroke, Mass. and has the trademark pine tree outside the minute ring. The 8 day weight driven movement and weight are also marked Foster Campos as is the backboard of the case. The case is numbered #1 -03. The beautiful reverse painted glass is signed by the artist - Tom Moberg. The clock is in perfect condition. Please view the photos carefully to appreciate the fine workmanship on this timepiece. Email me if you have questions.

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E. Howard No. 101 Program Clock

ID: 1470 - This is a ca.1923 E. Howard Clock Company No. 101 Multiple Electric Programme Clock. The clock was made to ring 3 sets of bells at 5 minute intervals as programmed by the user. The clock is 41 1/2" tall with a 14" dial. The oak case is in very fine original condition. The original finish has gorgeous medium brown color. The dial is original as are the hands. Both glasses are original. the lower door has the original gold leaf and paint. The movement and pendulum are original. The bob has fine Damascene decoration. The electric contacts are and wiring are missing. The clock is in good running order. An unusual Howard program clock. Email me if you have questions.

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E. Howard No. 89 Master Clock and Slaves

ID: 1330 - This is a ca. 1913 E. Howard and Company No. 89 Regulator Master Clock and 2 Bronze finished secondary clocks. Both the master and the secondary clocks are in mint original condition. The solid mahogany master clock is 59" tall, 23" wide and 10 1/2" deep. The 12 " painted dial is in fine condition with the usual touchup around the mounting screws. The movement is spring driven and electrically rewound. The cherry pendulum rod is gilt. The 8" decorated brass bob is gorgeous. The beat plate is original to the clock. All wiring and controls are original and operating correctly. The clock keeps extremely accurate time. It is currently driving the 2 secondary clocks. The 2 secondary clocks are 13" in diameter with 10" dials. One of the slaves has minor paint loss are the screw mounting holes. The wood cases are encased in bronze finished metal and are in fine original condition. The following is a quote from the Howard literature "Our No. 89 Regulator represents without question, the best regulator value on the market. It is used extensively by jewelers, watchmakers, and in train dispatchers' offices of the leading railroads. The wheels are carefully and accurately cut from hard rolled clock brass; pinions and arbors are cut from solid bar steel, tempered and highly polished. The movement plates are specially heavy, affording good bearings for all pivots. The escapement is the Graham deadbeat……This regulator is furnished with 8 day or self-winding movement. It can be used for operation any number of secondary clocks. As an example of the excellence of the general performance we call attention to ten of these regulators furnished to…..for the month of August 1889. The average variation from mean time during the month was 8.9 seconds. The greatest individual variation of any of these regulators was 24 seconds". Please view the photos for additional information and email me if you have questions.

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Superb E. Howard Regulator No. 67 Repro.(SOLD)

ID: 1862 - E. Howard Regulator No. 67 faithfully reproduced in the 1980's. The clock is absolutely magnificent in every way. Details to follow. Email me if you have questions.

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E. Howard Regulator No. 70 Reissue(SOLD)

Item ID: 1854G - E. Howard Clock Company Regulator No. 70 Reissue. The clock is dated February 1981 and is marked with serial number No. 7 on the original label in side the case. The clock is in perfect as new condition. Emails me if you have questions.

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Vienna Regulator - 30 Day - Ash Case(SOLD)

Item ID: 1769 - Vienna Regulator - 30 Day - Ash case.

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Viennese Astro Regulator - 30 Day(SOLD)

Item ID: 1842 - 30 Day Viennese Astro Regulator by Benno Lukaschofsky. Ca. 1870. The superb rosewood case wit original finish is 74" tall, 19 1/2" wide and 9 1/2" deep. All carvings on the clock are original including the crest and bottom piece. Note the superb brass and mother of pearl inlay on the backboard. All 5 glasses are old and wavy. The 10 1/2" engraved and slivered dial is marked Benno Lukaschofsky - Wien XVIII. As evidenced by the late Biedermeier style of the case and the later style of the dial, the case is earlier than the movement. Also, the original movement was mounted on wood corbels. The astro movement was installed by Lukaschofsky on heavy brass rails mounted to a large brass backing plate which is very securely screwed to the backboard of the clock. This added extra stability to the backboard providing an extremely solid mounting for the movement. Four huge locking threaded case levelers were installed inside the case. One of these is visible in the photo that shows the pendulum. The extremely heavy pendulum bob is brass over lead. Note the neat little fine regulation cup on the pendulum below the dial. It's very unusual to find an Astro regulator in such an exquisitely decorative case. The clock is a very fine timekeeper. See Vic Kochaver's "Beautiful Vienna Regulators of the 19th Century" pages 140 - 141 for reference. Email me if you have questions.

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Foster Campos Mahogany Girandole(SOLD)

Item ID: 1827 - Foster Campos, Pembroke, MA, Mahogany Girandole. Foster made many Gold Girandoles but we rarely see his fine all mahogany examples. The clock is numbered - 2-98. The second mahogany Girandole made in 1998. The case is 44" tall. The dial and lower bezels are solid mahogany with 20 brass balls on each. The sidearms are solid brass. The harbor scene glasses are signed by the artist, Tom Moberg. The throat glass is marked "Patent". The clock is in perfect original condition. Email me if you have questions.

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Chelsea Ball Watch Co. Regulator(SOLD)

Item ID: 1857 - Chelsea Ball Watch Co. Regulator. This is a rare Chelsea Clock Company pendulum regulator made for Ball Watch Company, Cleveland. Only about 150 of these clocks were made. The clock is in fine condition with original dial, movement, glass, pendulum and hands. The superb original case finish has been waxed. The color and patina are gorgeous. The quality movement is signed and numbered 163492 dating the clock to December 1924. An excellent timekeeper that is ready to enjoy. Email me if you have questions.

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Joh. Salfer Miniature Vienna Regulator(SOLD)

Item ID: 1588. Ca. 1875, Johan Salfer, Wien, Miniature Alt Deutsch Vienna Regulator. Walnut case - 34" tall. The 4 1/2" dial, weight and pendulum are exquisitely engraved with a matchng pattern. The dial is signed Joh. Salfer, Wien. The movement has the Salfer logo very lightly engraved in the backplate. The 7 day movement is of the highest quality. This superb miniature Vienna Regulator is ready to hang on your wall and enjoy. Superb! Email me if you have questions.

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Large English Railway Clock - 18" Dial(SOLD)

Item ID: 1669 - British Railways (East) Railway Clock #9960. 18" dial. Large single fusee movement. Email me if you have questions.

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Burleigh Gold Front Presentation Bride's Banjo Clock(SOLD)

ID: 1481 - Ted Burleigh Gold Front Presentation Bride's Banjo Clock. In 1970 after years of gold leaf restoration and reverse glass painting as a hobby, Ted and Fran Burleigh formed the Gilders Workshop in Winchester, MA and began producing fine quality reproductions of banjo clocks based on the design of Lemuel Curtis.

To quote from a Burleigh sales brochure -

“The design of the Burleigh Presentation Banjo Clock is adapted from that of the Lemuel Curtis banjo made in the early 1800’s. Like the original, it’s distinguishing features are a somewhat narrower throat than usual, and the concave molding used on the door and throat which is finished in burnished gold and therefore reflects the rope trim which is laid in it. Also as in the original Curtis clock, all cases are made of hand rubbed Honduras mahogany, with five piece back boards of pine. The door, throat frame and bracket are also of pine, the wood customarily used in pieces to be gilded.

The gilding is executed in the traditional manner. Six hand applied coats of gesso (a mixture of whiting and animal hide glue) are sanded to a porcelain-like finish, and three or more coats of bole (a red clay and glue mixture) are applied to the parts before they are gilded. Twenty-three karat golf leaf is applied over an oil size in the area to have a matte finish, and over a water size in the areas to be burnished.

The dial, with Roman numerals is hand painted and the hands are hand filed to a delicate slimness. The movement, which is patterned after the early weight-driven types is made by Kilbourne & Proctor.”

This Bride’s clock with white painted case is a fine example of their work. The clock is flawless. The gilding is perfect. The dial is perfect. The reverse painted glasses are signed by Fran Burleigh, dated 1979 and include a notation by Fran stating “Painting a direct copy of one from a clock by S. Willard.” The case is numbered TEB – 42 and dated 77. The clock is in good running order and ready to hang on your wall and enjoy. Email me if you have questions.

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Chelsea Regulator No. 3(SOLD)

Item ID: 1854C- Chelsea Clock Company Regulator No. 3. Serial number 36499 dates the clock to 1914. The 37" tall dark oak case retains the original finish. The mint original dial is signed Chelsea inside the seconds bit and Riggs & Bros, Philadelphia below the hand arbor. The silvered beat scale is engraved with Roman numerals and three C's for Chelsea Clock Company. The movement has a dead beat escapement and maintaining power. A very fine all original example of a Chelsea regulator that is rarely seen. This clock is from a meticulous collector whose attention to detail is second to none. The clock is superb. Emails me if you have questions.

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Samuel Kralik, Pesten, Grand Sonnerie Vienna Regulator - 6 Week Duration(SOLD)

Item ID: 1803 - Samuel Kralik Grand Sonnerie Vienna Regulator of 6 Week Duration. Samuel Kralik was born in Besztercebanya (originally Hungary now part of Slovakia) in 1815 and from 1828-1834 he was apprenticed to Lehrling, a Viennese clockmaker. On May 14, 1843 he became a Master Clockmaker and in 1851 was the only Austro-Hungarian clockmaker to be shown at the Great Exhibition st Crystal Palace. In the following year he became a member of the Academic Nationale in Paris. He exhibited in Munich in 1854, London 1862, Kesmet 1872, Vienna 1873, Paris 1878 and Budapest, his home, in 1885. In 1862, at the age of 47, he was appointed Clockmaker to the King of Hungary and some 13 years later he gained a Gold Medal and became Clockmaker to the Austrian Kaiser Franz Joseph I. This ca. 1870 clock is a superb example of his work. The ash case is 71" tall. The perfect 9 1/4" dial is signed Kralik S, Pesten. The back of the case has 2 paper labels with the name Samuel Kralik and much additional information. The superb movement runs and strikes for 6 weeks keeping extremely accurate time. An exceedingly rare long duration striking Vienna regulator. Email me if you have questions.

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Rudolf Till Grand Sonnerie Vienna Regulator(Sold)

Item ID: 1829 - Rudolf Till Grand Sonnerie Vienna Regulator. Till was a student at the famous clockmakers school in Karlstein, Austria, which still exists today. He finished the school in 1886. See the link below.

http://uhrenhanse.de/sammlerecke/ausbildung/karlstein/karlstein7.htm

Each student produced his "masterpiece" clock at the end of his training. This completely hand made clock is Rudolf Till's masterpiece. The clock is in mint original condition in every way. The walnut case is 50" tall, 17" wide and 8 1/2" deep. The dial which is marked with the name of the school and Rudolf Till's name is in perfect codition with no hairlines. The clock is in good running order, keeps good time and strikes properly. Email me if you have questions.

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E. Howard & Co. No. 10 Reissue(Sold)

Item ID: 4000 - E. Howard & Co. No 10 Reissue Figure Eight Wall Clock. Serial number 212. Ca. 1976. Accompanying the clock is a framed certificate presenting the clock to the original owner. The certificate is signed by Dana Blackwell, Chief Engineer at E. Howard. Below I quote the Howard sales literature for the No. 10.

"A weight driven timepiece of harmonious proportions, the Model 10 has been a perennial favorite since it's introduction in the 1860's. The graceful curves that join it's upper and lower sections highlight the traditional eight inch Howard dial. The pendulum bob is visible in the gold bordered opening of the circular red and black bottom glass. A gold plated invar pendulum rod assures the most accurate timekeeping possible. The two foot nine inch case is of hand rubbed black walnut. The Model 10 was a popular clock among jewelers who often hung it in a prime location in their shop."

The clock is in the finest all original condition. The E. Howard signed and properly numbered movement has been serviced and the clock is in fine running condition keeping excellent time. Email me if you have questions.

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Burleigh Girandole Clock with Thermometer Throat Glass(SOLD)

Item ID: 1350 - Ted Burleigh Girandole #53 - Ca. 1988.
Ted & Fran Burleigh formed the Gilders Workshop in 1972 and in 1973 they had the opportunity to disassemble and measure and then make the plans to replicate an original L. Curtis Girandole. The Girandole case itself is considered by many to be the most elegant American clock design with the finely hand-carved eagle finial and acanthus leaf bracket set off by forty-nine burnished gold trim balls. All aspects of building the exact copy of the Curtis clock were performed by the Burleigh husband & wife team in their own shop to ensure replication accuracy and quality control. There were a very limited number of these Girandoles produced by the Gilders Workshop and even fewer with the very desirable thermometer throat glass and superb Washington Independence door glass which is signed by the artist, Frances D. Burleigh, and dated 1988. This is the finest example that I have seen. Short of spending hundreds of thousands for one of the few original Curtis Girandole’s extant this beautiful clock by Ted Burleigh is as close to an affordable original as it gets for the serious collector of fine timepieces. This clock is in exceptional condition in every way.

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E. Howard Special Order Regulator(SOLD)

Item ID: 1742 - E. Howard & Co. Special Order Regulator Clock. The 45" tall, 15 1/2" wide and 5 1/2" deep walnut case has been professionally refinished. The case is missing the original crest for the top of the clock. I can provide a photo of the proper top. The dial was repainted in 1985. The reverse painted glass is original as is the dial glass. The pendulum rod has the original gilding. The bob has perfect original damascened decoration. The movement has been serviced and the clock keeps excellent time. Email me if you have questions.

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E. Howard No. 36 Regulator(SOLD)

ID: 1794 - E. Howard & Co. No. 36 Regulator. Ca. 1880. The black walnut case with fine original finish and all of the original carvings and decorations is 6 feet tall.. The 14" dial and hands are original although the second hand is missing. The wood pendulum rod has been regilt. The original "loaded" pendulum is cracked but does not detract from the clock. The movement has maintaining power and deadbeat escapement. The dial glass, door glass and mirror behind the pendulum are all original. The clock is in fine working condition keeping excellent time. Email me if you have questions.

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30 Day Vienna Regulator(SOLD)

Item ID: 1743 - Large Oak 30 Day Vienna Regulator.

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