A mahogany cased wall regulator. A. Witte of Sufferin, New York.

This mahogany cased wall regulator was most likely made by the New Haven Clock Company in New Haven, Connecticut. The case measures approximately 70 inches in length. Measured at the cornice molding, it is 24 inches wide and 11.5 inches deep. The case has good presence. It is decorated with applied circular details. These feature a floral theme. The upper molding is visually supported with multiple buttresses. The door is almost full length and is fitted with glass. Due to the large size, this area provides a great area to advertise your business, practice or hobby as was the tradition of the period. The dial is enamel and measures approximately 11 inches in diameter. The time track features Roman numeral figures. The blued spade hands and sweep center seconds will indicate the time. The movement is an eight-day weight driven timepiece. It features a large plates, dead beat escapement and maintaining power. The bob is supported by a turned wooden rod. The bob is cylindrical in shape, brass-cased in construction and swings in front of a nickel beat scale calibrated and engraved “A. Witte/Suffern, N.Y.”

A photo of Wittie’s shop is in the Library Association of Rockland County. The picture shows a three story rectangular brick building located on a dirt road in Sufferin, New York. The top two floors are formatted with four evenly spaced windows across each floor. The street level features two store fronts each with a large window. A shared enterance is located between these windows. Over this entryway is a hanging watchmakers sign. A sign over the window to the right reads, “A. WITTE / WATCHMAKER.” In this window, Witte has displayed six small clocks of unknown origin. A sign located in the window to the left reads “TO LET / A. WITTE.”. Upstairs between two of the second floor windows is a small sign for a Dentist.

Inventory Number TT-83.


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