This fine quality reproduction is a compelling alternative at a tiny fraction of the price. The 4 jar mercury pendulum is in the style of the original Howard pendulum but is a reproduction. The fine quality gold leaf and reverse painted glasses are signed by the artist, Tom Moberg. The average variation from mean time during the month was 8.9 seconds. The clock has the features of the very early Seth 19s. Howard astronomical regulators have soared to prices that are out of reach for most collectors. A very fine miniature reproduction of the classic Howard banjo clock. The gold front mahogany case is marked #5-80 on the glue blocks, dating the clock to 1980. Click on the title above the photo to see many high resolution images. As an example of the excellence of the general performance we call attention to ten of these regulators furnished to.the month of August 1889.Bespoke clock made in our workshop, correct in every detail to fine examples of the period Bespoke 8 day duration grandfather clock made in our workshop, from figured English oak with Norfolk whales tail pediment, mid victorian movement striking on a bell counting the hour, with nicely engraved dial centre.Bespoke walnut grandfather clock made in our workshop, correct in every detail to fine examples of the period. A fine mahogany 8 day longcase clock London influenced features. A superb, typically late 18C, "London," flame mahogany, 8 day, brass dial longcase clock with relatively rare man o' war rocking ship automaton "The Royal William" to circular aperture in arch. An excellent, "typically Liverpool" flame mahogany, 8 day, rare HOURLY MUSICAL, brass dial, longcase clock with TIDAL DIAL MOONPHASES to arch, CENTRE SWEEP DEADBEAT ESCAPEMENT, CENTRE SWEEP YEAR CALENDAR and EQUATION OF TIME indicator. The engraved and silvered brass dial with MOONPHASES and centre sweep date. A very fine, late 18C, brass dial, 8 day, long door, mahogany longcase clock with rare small MOONPHASE indicator to arch, set in a painted pastoral scene. A very good late 18C/early 19C flame mahogany longcase clock with pagoda top, trunk quarter columns, 8 day MOONPHASE movement ( showing High Water at London Bridge ) and typical "London" two step plinth to base by Tanner of London - a seemingly unrecorded maker. A very good, very typically "Bristol," superior quality, string inlaid, mahogany, longcase clock with swan neck pediment by John Warry of Bristol circa 1815. A very good, very typically 'Lancashire' long door richly patinated, flame mahogony longcase clock with swan neck pediment, circa 1770.Seth Thomas (1785-1859) began his clockmaking career in 1807 as an apprentice to renowned clockmaker Eli Terry.In 1810, he bought Terry’s Connecticut factory and began making tall clocks with wooden movements.
So, after his death in 1859, Thomas' sons were quick to introduce new clock styles—from handsome wall clocks to regulators to spring-driven clocks to clocks with calendars. manufacturers made clocks that resembled those of the French, except instead of marble, they made their cases from less expensive iron or wood.12” dial with cartouche to arch signed John Austin, London.Early pagoda caddy top with walnut figured veneers.Around 1830, antique Seth Thomas mantel clocks were frequently framed in carved mahogany.Brass movements replaced wooden ones in 1842 (wood was phased out entirely in 1845), which was also the first year that Thomas made mantel clocks with ogee cases—the style was produced until 1913.A very good, long door, richly patinated, mahogany, longcase clock with breakarch top circa 1800.The engraved and silvered brass dial showing MOONPHASES and High Water at Topsham Barr ( nowadays Topsham Bar ). Rockbear is nowadays spelt Rockbeare and is in Devon near to Exeter. The engraved and silvered brass dial is 16" in diameter and is 1/8" thick. The beat scale in thick brass, finely engraved and silvered. Please view the photos for additional information and email me if you have questions. The dial is attached to the wood dial surround not to the movement as in later 19s. The highly carved and beautifully finished mahogany case is 91" tall, 30" wide and 10" deep. The glass jars of the pendulum have lead shot instead of mercury but mercury could be substituted to provide the temperature compensation of the original pendulums. Click on the title above the photo to see many high resolution images. The greatest individual variation of any of these regulators was 24 seconds". The walnut case has the tulip pattern carving on the door. Superior quality "London" flame mahogany case with keystone centred "double breakarch" top, bridge top trunk door, breakarch brass dial and fine quality 5 pillar movement. Typical "Bristol" long door mahogany case with swan neck pediment.Signed James Barton Prescot to 'rainbow' at top of arch.