Nice and highly sought after Antique Gilbert Regulator No 3 Wall Clock for your buying consideration. Would make a great gift or keep it for yourself!
This is a very nice Gilbert Regulator No 3 Clock that is rare and uncommon to be available in the market place. Do not see another one available in any internet clock store at the time of this listing (let me know if one of you sees one). The wood case which appears to be made of rosewood has a lot of its' original elegance. The wood appliques on the front of the case are all in place as well. The condition of the case is very nice. The topper and finials are all in place, some condition issues, see below. Great looking brass movement on this clock as well, see the pics.
Ingenious how Gilbert made the sliding rosewood panels behind the pendulum and bob to mask the lead weight from being seen. No loose wood pieces on the case, all the carved appliques and finials are in place. The locking latch for the door is still on the side of the case. Hinges for the door are in working order. The back panel on this clock really shows a lot of age, a crack in it from about 1/3 of the day down from the top running to the bottom.
The topper is all there. The topper appears to have been dropped at some point as you can see where split across the piece, under the lady's face, and repaired at some point in the past. The three bottom finials are in place, the center one has part of the point and cone just above the point cut off on the back. The leveler plate is still in place at the bottom of the case.
Nice intact glass piece on this case. As noted before, the glass on the front of this clock case is just beautiful and intact. Has a couple of molding bubbles in it as well! The glass has no blistering or cracks. Cannot say if the glass is original, but looks appropriate.
The clock face is made of paper applied to tin. Says "Wm L Gilbert Clock Co" and "Winsted, Conn" on it. The paper face is most likely a replacement on the original tin pan. The clock hands match and look appropriate to the clock.
Did not see any marking on the front plate of the brass movement. The movement design and hanger for the pendulum matches up with other Gilbert Regulator movements we have found pictures of online at the sites we refer to. This is an eight day movement. Beautifully detailed brass cable and pulley the weight hangs from. The leaded weight looks appropriate to the clock, cannot say if original. This is a weight driven time only movement. Have not yet had a chance to hang the clock up, put the weight in place and test to see if in running condition. All looks good, so expect only minor issues, if not running now. The clock is being sold in nor running and striking condition at this juncture.
Great wood pendulum rod (no splits or repairs) and brass bob on this clock that look appropriate to the clock. Much of the paper label is still on the back of the case.
The clock stands 48" tall, by 15.5" across, by 6-7/8" wide (by topper, 6" by case). The clock face is 7-5/16" across. Let us know if you have any questions or need additional pictures.
As can be expected when dealing with an antique clock, some adjustments may be needed after shipping to get the clock re-running correctly again as they can be very delicate. If you have not had experience with old mechanical clocks before, I would suggest you steer clear. One really needs to have the patience, and skill to work with these great works of art. They are not our modern plug in and go, or change the battery clocks. Please ask any questions relating to this matter, before you decide to purchase it.
This Gilbert Regulator No 3 Wall Clock is for local pickup in Wilmington DE. Buyer is also welcome to make their own packing and shipping arrangements as well. I have had a lot of clients use blanket ship companies like Antiques Express for higher end items like this one. Our clients also use our local UPS store for their packing and shipping needs. To get a quote to your location just let us know and we will send the contact information over to you.
The clock is too old and delicate for us to pack and ship to you. You can also pick it up in Wilmington, DE. We will also offer to deliver the clock to within 150 miles of Wilmington, DE one way. Price would be $.60 per mile for the round trip delivery plus any tolls/parking fees. So, for example, if 40 miles to your property and $10 in tolls, it would be $58 (2*40*$.60+$10) for seller to deliver item to you.
Make sure that this clock meets your needs and requirements before deciding to acquire it. The item can be returned, there is a 15% restocking fee to do so. So again, ask all questions you have, come see in person or send a friend to see the clock on your behalf, prior to deciding to acquire it. Don't be shy, we are always open to reasonable suggestions!
This clock is just waiting for the right collector out there to have this nice Gustav Becker Clock in their collection. Here is the listing number for some other Gustav Becker clocks we obtained at the same time and are selling separately in our store (just put the listing number into the search line and the clock will come up);
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