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Antique Seth Thomas "Regulator No. 14" Model Clock

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Seth Thomas Regulator No. 14

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Seth Thomas Clock Co. "Regulator No. 14", ca 1879. Well, it sure looks identical to the picture of the No.14. A very good cabinetmaker decided he wanted a floor clock like the Seth No.14, and he made it. This clock is 97 inches high, made of walnut and burl walnut veneer. The clock is nice enough for my house and I have seen the day I would have given anything for a clock this nice, but to be honest, if I were going to keep it I would have a good cabinetmaker spend some time sanding and rubbing to get a little slicker finish. On close examination you can see that it is not slick like the Seth Thomas factory would have made. There is a door lock, 4 side glasses, and the large door glass. The top is removable for easier moving. The movement is fastened to an iron bracket. There are no markings on the movement, dial, or pendulum. They are not old nor are they new. The previous owner says he owned it 30 years and I would guess the movement and case to be 30 to 50 years old. It is 8 day with sweep second hand, Graham dead beat escapement, maintaining power, 1 large brass weight, and a very heavy gridiron pendulum. The great looking dial has etched designs allover, silver dial ring, and raised brass numerals. My guess is they all came together when the clock was made. Today I don't think you could buy a new movement, dial, and pendulum this nice. Ly-Seth Thomas, page 200. An original No.14 would cost you over 20,000 dollars today. My estimate .