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Antique Seth Thomas "Regulator No. 1 Extra" Model Clock

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Seth Thomas Regulator No. 1 Extra

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Seth Thomas "Regulator No. 1 - Extra", C. 1865. Rosewood veneer case is 41.5" high, where the early catalogs touted them as 44". The veneer is almost perfect, especially when compared to a dozen or so others I have sold, and the large number I have seen other places. There is a small nick on the right side of the bezel and some loose veneer on the base. You wouldn't know it unless you carry the clock, then you feel it. This case inside and out is almost clean enough to say it has never been on the wall. No coal or tobacco smoke inside or out. The large 14.5" zinc dial was repainted at least 50 years ago. The black paper label and white paper beat scale that are glued to the sliding partition, are the best I have ever seen. The tablet is original but the black paint has some re-backing. The gold always seems to hold to the glass. The round eight day movement is attributed to S. B. Terry. Seth Thomas continued to make them after they bought Terry's old stock. The original flat iron weight descends down the middle of the case behind the sliding partition. Wood pendulum rod has the original gold, while the old bob got in the hands of an overenthusiastic polisher. Most of the brass has been buffed off leaving the copper undercoat. It isn't the end of the world, but honestly is about the only negative thing I can say about this clock. Ly-Seth Thomas, pages 108-109.