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Antique Seth Thomas "Regulator No. 5" Model Clock

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Seth Thomas Regulator No. 5

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C.1885, Seth Thomas, "Regulator No. 5", in mahogany and in very good condition. The No.5 is one of the most difficult S-Thomas models to find. This one is formerly from the John Tanner collection in California. The carved and burl accented case has been professionally refinished to a walnut color and really looks quite nice. For details on this model, see Tran Duy Ly's book titled Seth Thomas Clocks and Movements, (1996), pages 116-117. This design and that of Regulator No.19 (following lot), represent the best American adaptation of the popular Alt Deutsch style that had so much influence on Victorian furniture in the States. (Seth Thomas actually employed several German cabinet makers at the time). The movement is of the highest quality, with cut pinions, maintaining power and a seconds hand. The 2-piece porcelain dial is mounted to the front of the movement in exactly the same fashion as the dial of a "Vienna regulator". The only flaw we can see is a nearly invisible hairline in the dial at 6:30. Original case lock and key intact. Sure to please any S-Thomas collector. Height 50 inches