The Regulator No. 57 wall clock in quartered oak made by the Waterbury Clock Company. 221164

This quartered oak cased wall clock was made by the Waterbury Clock Company of Waterbury, Connecticut circa 1910 and originally sold for $25.00. This fine example retains and excellent finish and the surface is excellent. (This model was also offered in quartered mahogany.) The case features a number of interesting architectural designs including turned drop finials, applied ball decorations and inscribed eastlake designs. The front of the case is fitted with a large glass door. Open this and one gains access to the clock dials and pendulum.

The 10 inch diameter dial is painted on a tin pan that are trimmed with brass a bezel. The time dial is formatted with a closed minute ring and large Roman style numeral hour numerals. A subsidiary seconds dial is displayed in the traditional location. Below this is the name “ZERMA.” This may have been the name of the original business that owned this clock? The Maker’s information is located below the minute ring under the hour of VI. It reads, “MANUFACTURED BY THE WATERBURY CLOCK CO. U. S. A.” Two fancy steel hands indicate the time.

The brass constructed movement is weight driven and designed to run eight-days on a full winding. It requires two brass covered lead weights that descend down the inside of the case to drive the mechanism. The brass plates are a tapered shaped. They support the hardened steel shafts and brass gearing. The movement features a dead-beat escapement and retaining power. A wooden pendulum rod supports a brass bob that is mounted behind the works.

Inside the clock, mounted to the back of the case, one will find the porcelain swing indicator. Below this is the clockmaker’s label is located inside the case on the bottom board.

This excellent example measures approximately 49.5 inches long and 19.25 inches wide.


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