Regulator No. 7 in walnut. A wall clock made by the Waterbury Clock Company of Waterbury, Connecticut.

This model wall clock is listed in the Waterbury Clock Catalogs as early as 1891. The model name is the Regulator No. 7 and it is a impressive wall clock. The walnut case measures 82 inches or 6 feet 10 inches long. It is approximately 26 inches wide and 10.5 inches deep. It was also originally offered in three choices of wood. They included oak, walnut or cherry. This is a walnut example and features burled walnut veneers in highlighted areas.

This very good example is constructed in walnut and currently exhibits an older finish. The case is decorated with a variety of carvings. Carved fans, applied buttons, diamonds and carved flutes are used throughout the formatting of the case. The front door and side panels are fitted with glass. Having glass on the sides of the case has an interesting effect on the case interior. It lightens it up by allowing more light inside. As a result, the figured panel used in the construction of the backboard is easy to see. The front of the case opens as a door. This provides access to the interior of the case and the mechanism. The dial is 12 inches in diameter and is framed in a brass bezel. The minute track is closed and the hour numerals are a large Roman format. Three hands are used to display the time. The hour and minute hands are an open moon format. The long thin hand is a sweep seconds hand. This rotates around the dial once a minute with the motion of the pendulum. The movement is Waterbury’s best quality. It features a dead-beat pin wheel escapement, sweep seconds and retaining power. It is weight powered and designed to run eight days on a full wind. The mechanism is finely finished. The gearing is encased in an iron box which protects it from dust. This box is mounted to a large iron bracket that is mounted to the backboard. The large pendulum bob, the brass covered lead weight and the dial bezel are brass. The pendulum features a gridiron rod and a large inch brass bob. This is very impressive. The grid iron is designed to compensate for changes in temperature. The two metal work against one another in order to keep the length stable. The brass covered cylindrical weight descends behind the pendulum.

This wall clock would look fantastic in your office or business. Imagine having the business name painted on the door glass. This would make a fantastic and impressive sign.

Inventory number 220018.

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