Very Small 2 Weight Vienna Regulator, Restored Case NR!

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  • Item Category: Furniture & Furnishings
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Apr 12, 2009
  • Channel: Auction House

Small 2 Weight Vienna Regulator

Unsigned Movement

Repaired and Refinished Case, Works Great!

We are very pleased to offer this nice old wall clock in this auction. We think this clock should date to the late 1800's, unfortunately the neither the dial nor movement is signed to give us an indication of the maker. The crown molding, movement, dial, tiny pulleys, wall stabilizers and pendulum are all original to the clock. T are no extra holes on the back board. The front glass is old and wavy and it is probably original to the clock. When we purchased this clock it was literally a basket case. It worked great, but the clock sides were warped and it was virtually falling apart at the joints. We decided not to use the original and very warped, soft wood sides so we carefully and duplicated them out of (straight!) walnut and then reassembled the clock. It is now square and probably more structurally sound than it was originaly. We also replaced the walnut veneer just above the door. The converging grain and color are nearly identical to the original. T are still a few minor flaws that you can see upon close inspection. T is a chip in the veneer at the upper right corner and t is some abnormal wear to the lower left corner. The original crown molding was missing the extreme left carved section and that small section

The movement works perfectly keeping good time, striking on a coiled gong on the hour and half hour. Over the years the movement has had some repairs. The most noticeable is the fabrication of the arm that regulates the number of strikes. You can tell it is not original but it does the job nicely. T is also a solder repair to one of the hooks that hold the gut to the frame and one of the thumb screws that secures the movement to the frame is not original. After the movement was cleaned and serviced, I also noticed that the gut was not properly anchored to the winding drum. Normally t is a knot in inside the drum that holds the gut to the drum. Unfortunately the previous owner epoxied the end of the gut to the drum. It works ok for now but when you decide to change the gut, you should remove this glue and install it properly. Upon close inspection you can see some hairline cracks in the porcelain dial and porcelain beat indicator. The pendulum bob is very nice, but the weights have a few dings and small dents. They came with the clock, but one is about 1/8" taller than the other. The winding key is a duplicate.

This regulator is unusually small. The body is only 30 inches tall and the dial is only 5 1/2 inches wide. When you add the crown molding and the bottom finial, the clock is 39 inches tall, 11 3/4 inches wide and 5 1/4 inches deep. We will probably ship this clock via FedEx ground in a custom made plywood crate. The shipping cost is just an estimate and your cost will depend upon your location. Sorry, this clock may be too large to ship to many worldwide locations. If you are an international buyer, please check with the USPS for size limitations before bidding.

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