Seth Thomas Regulator No. 2. Walnut cased wall clock. 219132.

The Number 2 model is a very popular clock. This model was first made in the 1860s and enjoyed a production run of over 100 years. Over this period the the model experienced a number of small changes in the movement and case design. As a result, we are able to date many of these with in a range of 20 years. This fine example was made sometime around 1900 and was marketed as a small regulator for use in railroads, schools, fire departments, offices, etc. It can be difficult to find an example made in a wood other than oak. This is a walnut cased example.

This case is constructed in walnut and and retains its original finish. The color is excellent. The weight driven movement is good quality. It features well finished rectangular shaped plates, a Graham deadbeat escapement and maintaining power. The movement is designed to beat eighty times per each minute. The movement is secured to a large iron mounting bracket which is attached to the backboard. This mounting bracket also supports the pendulum. The pendulum is constructed with a wood rod and a brass covered zinc bob. This clock is designed run for eight-days on a full wind. The dial is original to this clock and is painted on tin. It measures approximately 12 inches across. It is in good condition. It does have a number of small areas that have been restored. It also shows a number of age lines in the surface. The lower door is fitted with glass. Through this one can view the side to side motion of the pendulum and the lowering of the weight over a weeks time. The Clockmaker’s label is located inside the case.

This fine example measures approximately 36.5 inches long overall, 16 inches wide and 5.75 inches deep. It was made circa 1900. It is inventory number 219132.

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