Silas B Terry Weight Regulator Clock
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Silas B Terry Weight Regulator Clock:
I am selling some of my clock collection. This is an original Silas B Terry weight regulator clock, vintage late 1850's. This was the forerunner of the Seth Thomas #1 and #2 regulators. The rosewood veneer on the case is almost perfect, even the bottom (see pix) which is usually broken because of the 9 lb weight that is behind the sliding backboard. The wood bezel has a small separation on the top at a joint from shrinkage. Original glass on both top and bottom with a great reverse painted glass on the bottom that has very little flaking. The minute and hour hands and the second hand are all original. The dial pan looks very old, the paint is crackled all over but I have no way of telling if it was original but it looks great. The weight is a replacement but it is a copy of the original ST #1 weight which is like the weight that was originally with this clock. The black SB Terry label is original but faded but look at the pix of it. The original paper beat scale is there, see pix, is stained but very readable. Original bob and pendulum stick, of which the top half is painted black but the bottom half is gold leaf that shows through the reverse painted glass in the bottom door. 32 1/2 inches tall by 15 inches wide at the bezel. I really hate to sell this clock but I have another regulator that is taking its place in my house.
US buyers only, no international buyers. I will have to ship this clock in two boxes since the weight is so big and heavy. I will estimate the shipping to be about $75 but I will work with the winning buyer on the shipping to keep the cost reasonable. Winning buyer should contact me before paying so we can work out the cost of shipping. Once we have the final cost, I will expect payment within 3 days or I will relist the clock. Please ask questions since I do not give refunds.On Apr-08-13 at 11:40:32 PDT, seller added the following information:
Some additional information. The top glass has its original putty holding in the glass and the bottom tablet has its original wood strips that appears to have never have been removed. Both glasses are very wavy and have bubbles in the glass. The winding key looks to be original but if not, is a very old replacement. This clock is running and cleaned within the last year but will need adjustment after shipment.