Waterbury Clock Co., Waterbury, Conn., "Regulator No. 60" hanging clock, 8 day, time only, weight driven movement with Graham deadbeat escapement and sweep seconds, meter-long lyre pendulum with oval rods in an oak case with a roman numeral white enamel dial, and pierced steel hands.
CONDITION: the case was refinished long ago and has a pleasant patina. The movement is complete. This impressive timepiece retains its original top crest, pendulum, weight, and beat scale. Some oxidation on the bezel.
ESTIMATE: $2000 - $3000
PRICE SOLD: $2000
DIMENSIONS: 79in x 26in x 12in
George A. Jones & Co., Cortland St. New York, NY, "Regulator No. 14" hanging jeweler's regulator, 8 day, time only, weight driven Swiss movement with pinwheel escapement and three vial, engraved mercury pendulum, in a carved walnut case with burl highlights and roman numeral white enamel dial with sweep seconds
CONDITION: the case retains an old finish, nicely rubbed down and in very good condition overall, with some nicks and scrapes on the molding below door. The engraving on the pendulum frame is worn. The white enamel dial is in excellent condition. This is a fine example.
ESTIMATE: $6000 - $8000
PRICE SOLD: $5000
DIMENSIONS: 85in x 27.5in x 13in
Waterbury Clock Co., Waterbury, Conn., "Regulator No. 7", hanging jeweler's regulator, 8 day, time only, weight driven Swiss movement with pinwheel escapement, gridiron lyre pendulum and roman numeral white enamel dial with fan carved surround
CONDITION: the case retains its original surface, untouched. The bracket base has a piece of molding that needs to be reglued and must be reattached to clock. The lower left and right return moldings have been reduced towards back of case. The dial is in excellent condition.
ESTIMATE: $3500 - $5500
PRICE SOLD: $3000
DIMENSIONS: 81in x 25.5in x 10.5in
Probably Scotland, standing astronomical regulator in custom walnut case, 8 day, time only movement with a single train driven by two weights and with two vial mercury pendulum. The very large silvered astronomical dial measures 16 inches within chapter ring. Movement circa 1870
CONDITION: the custom case retains an old finish and has a split in door above 6 on dial. The silvering on the dial has losses, especially on right side of dial. The photo shows level of mercury as full for cosmetic purposes, actual amount of mercury included with clock is about half. The intricate decorative weight pulleys are original. This is an impressive high grade movement and dial, well worth restoring. The presence of mercury in this lot will require the winning bidder or a buyer's agent to pick up the item at the auction, or make arrangements to collect it from the Schmitt - Horan office.
ESTIMATE: $3000 - $4000
PRICE SOLD: $2300
DIMENSIONS: 84.75in x 38in x 16in
Self Winding Clock Co., New York, a striking, quarter sawn oak hall clock with Neoclassical ornament, squat rectangular base on bracket feet and ogee molding with applied composition acanthus leaf ornament, the trunk with rectangular glazed door, beaded molding, composition urn, and composition egg and dart molding, the bonnet with full turned columns, the sides with stained glass panels and simple Arts and Crafts inspired fret, flanking a square door and supporting an entablature with Grecian ornament including full palmette leaves and scrolling vine, ogee molded cornice with applied acanthus ornament, surmounted by a gallery with reeded pilasters and crest with flower filled cornucopia and trailing ribbon, composite dial with silvered roman numeral chapter ring, matted center, subsidiary silvered seconds chapter, and gilt spandrels, fancy pierced blued steel hands, Seth Thomas movement with Self Winding's rotary modifications, the motor periodically rewinding a small mainspring which drives the movement, and a separate electric movement with countwheel, activating striking and counting the hours on a large gong, polished brass pendulum bob with cylindrical wooden rod.
CONDITION: case with some loses to composition ornament, a few minor bumps and dings, bonnet with poor quality repair to ornament, cornice molding on the right side of the bonnet with a break, half of front left cap on gallery missing, rear left cap missing, movement complete and escapement functional, striking movement appears to be complete, condition of circuitry unknown.
ESTIMATE: $2000 - $3000
PRICE SOLD: $400
DIMENSIONS: 88in x 22in x 13in
International Time Recording Co., Endicott, NY, self winding master wall clock, weight driven, time only movement with two vial mercury pendulum in an oak case with subsidiary dials for London and New York, with painted metal dial
CONDITION: the case retains its original finish with veneer lifting on the left side. The dials are in excellent original condition. The mercury pendulum and weights are original. The presence of mercury in this lot will require the winning bidder or a buyer's agent to pick up the item at the auction, or make arrangements to collect it from the Schmitt - Horan office.
ESTIMATE: $1000 - $1500
PRICE SOLD: $650
DIMENSIONS: 65in x 20in x 9in
Lowne Electric Clock and Appliances Company, Ltd., Catford, Kent, a Lowne's patent 3/4 seconds beating master clock, mahogany case with glazed door, molded base, and projecting ogee cornice, snailed and lacquered movement marked "Lowne's Patent", steel and zinc compensated pendulum with brass clad, lens section lead bob with parallel sides, serial #1112
CONDITION: case in an old finish, and with minor bumps and dings, bottom warped, resulting in a gap between the case bottom and side, door key will not unlock door, movement complete and functional when manipulated manually, pendulum with minor oxidation, pendulum bob with minor dents and scratches, condition of circuitry unknown. The inside of the front door shows no evidence of ever having had a dial mounted.
ESTIMATE: $800 - $1200
PRICE SOLD: $1500
DIMENSIONS: 31in x 12.25in x 6.5in
J.B. Winter, Brighton, England, a standing, rolling ball clock of unique design, the front of the square, pedestal form oak case with simple, carved gothic inspired ornament below and flanking the signed, arabic numeral metal dial, and top with molded edge, glazed, oak framed cover for the steel tray with channels for guiding the rolling ball, the case with removable sides and back to access the movements, the interior of the case filled with various machinery including the table movement with electromagnetic release for tilting the tray and bevel gear with clutch to advance the dial movement, electric motor at bottom with centrifugal governor, with bevel gearing and vertical shaft with clutch used to periodically rewind the spring that tilts the table, with one steel and two brass balls
CONDITION: case good, in an old finish and with bumps and dings, panels with some shrinkage, carved elements good, catch for left side not working, dial with minor spotting, table tilting mechanism functions when manually released, dial movement appears to be complete, and the various component linkages also appear to be complete, condition of electrical components / circuitry unknown
ESTIMATE: $2000 - $3000
PRICE SOLD: $700
DIMENSIONS: 48in x 18in x 17.5in