One of a Kind Engraved Bob "Breadlac Trophy * 1922 * Won by H.A. Johnson Company" from Boston,Mass. This Rare Seth Thomas Model No. 70 Regulator has a Paneled Oak Case with High Grade Movement and the Deluxe Jeweled Pallets Upgrade !!!
Rare, only 1 of 4 known to me, "Seth Thomas Model No. 70 Regulators" with only this example having the Precision Movement with the Highest Quality inlaid "Jeweled Pallets". The Pasted & Pinned Jeweled Pallets appear to be semi-transparent Sapphires, not the reddish ruby variant.
Condition ; Original Sun Baked Finish with normal touch-ups around the front door.
Original signed "Seth Thomas" zinc Dial which has normal flaking spots of paint.
Measures : Overall 55 1/2 inches Long. The largest part of case is the Top Cornice which is 22 inches Wide and 9 inches Deep. Waist of clock is only 18 3/4 inches wide by 7 3/8 inches deep.
Provenance Researched ;
From the "Henry A. Johnson & Company" was at 220 to 226 State Street, Boston,Mass. and was Won at an Industrial Show in 1922.
Historical Notes about : H.A. Johnson Company, 220 to 226 Street, Boston, Mass. Established in the 1890's. This company Specialized in Processing Equipment, including large Ordway Industrial Tile Ovens for Baker's & Confectioners, also Jam & Jelly Preserves in Stoneware Jars patent dated
Feb. 11, 1896 ! Listed in the Business Directory for Boston in 1900 as "Johnson Henry A & Co. * Bakers' and Confectioners' Supplies at 222 State St. with Home at 24 Sidlaw Road (Br)"
See the last photo which is a 1901 engraving of the company's building on State Street in Boston.
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