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    Seth Thomas Regulator Number 2 Question

    Awesome! Snagged one off Ebay - - - Updated - - - All you guys are great ... many thanks!
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    Seth Thomas Regulator Number 2 Question

    I'm terribly sorry Kevin W. Dave T. originally said 5.5 lbs too. I typed it wrong. Jeez I need new glasses. So I guess I'll go ahead and order the Timesavers p/n 22858 Many thanks, - Bill in Northern California
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    Becker P42 Spring Driven Movement Dating

    Hello John ... sorry for the delay in responding. I have attached four additional photos of the Gustav Becker "Amerikaner" for your perusal. You tentatively date it from 1910 which is good enough for me. I do have two additional questions, however. 1. What do you think about that...
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    Seth Thomas Regulator Number 2 Question

    o.k. Dave T. from the great state of North Carolina tells us that the Seth Thomas Regulator No. 2 weight (time only) is 1.75 inch diameter and 6 inches long and weighs in at 6 pounds. Timesavers shows a "Vienna Weights - Lead Filled" part number 22858 (page 98) with those exact dimensions...
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    Seth Thomas Regulator Number 2 Question

    I am hoping that any of you folks that own a Seth Thomas Regulator Number 2 might be able to tell me the weight, diameter and length of the single weight as issued back in the day for this model. Assuming that I don't have the correct weight in the jumble in my hobby shop (and boy do I have a...
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    Becker P42 Spring Driven Movement Dating

    Hello John Thank you for educating me on the "P42" meaning. I have included a photo of the fancy pendulum that came with the clock ... not sure if it's original. I had never heard about the "Amerikaner" design in GB movements before but your reply to my question certainly sounds like this is...
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    Becker P42 Spring Driven Movement Dating

    This question must have been asked before ... is there a general rule of thumb about dating the Gustav Becker P42 spring driven movements? They don't have serial numbers and only show the GB Anchor "Silesia" imprint on them ... at least those that I have seen. This leads me to believe the...
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    Ansonia California

    That's a beauty, Don! I love Ansonia's too! - Bill
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    Help with French clock maker A.F.

    Thank you Steve et. al. ... we'll put on our Sherlock Holmes caps and find "A.F." ... perhaps in some off the beaten path bistro drinking absinthe ... thanks again all
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    Help with French clock maker A.F.

    Yes ... Tran would be his surname. I've seen others reference specific clock specimens as "Tran #whatever, page so and so" ... I think that is more "correct" than using Du Luy which is his given name. Any ideas on who A.F. as a French manufacturer might be?
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    Help with French clock maker A.F.

    Hi Kurt Thank you, I saw that and I understand it to be in the case of more formal usages such as publication and or copyright type citations. I was asking in the context of an informal pointer ... like in a verbal conversation or museum specimen I.D. For example, "Tran #202 page 189". I...
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    Help with French clock maker A.F.

    Hello Friends I recently acquired a French Brevete S.G.D.G. boulle type mantel clock. Time only and porcelain dial with Roman Numerals. Along with some other numbers and letters stamped on the roulant are A.F. Does anyone know if that is the makers I.D. and if so, who is it? One other...
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    International Time Recorder question

    My question is about movements in International Time Recording clocks. I was just looking at an old Forum posting where Harold had been helping a fellow who was asking about a time clock he had found and Harold posted photos of his own time clock, mentioning that it had a Seth Thomas 86...
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    What does "Eclipse" signify in the name on any American regulator

    Someone asked me this question today and quite frankly, I didn't know the answer. There are regulators and "eclipse" regulators. Everyone seems to have made both ... E.N. Welch, Sessions, Ingraham, New Haven. What does the term "Eclipse" mean as opposed to just "Regulator"?????? Thanks all...
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    Advice on Kroeber cast iron mantel clock Asia No. 1

    Tran shows Asia's on two pages (227 and 228). It's really difficult to tell the differences between them. Did you see the fancy movement back plate from the Zerfing collection? Wow! I checked mine. No such luck. None of the Asia No. 1's shown by Tran show open escapements as pictured...

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