American Large Seth Thomas Regulator Eco Magneto - Info. Needed Please help

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  1. lovewatches

    lovewatches Registered User

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    Hi,
    I recently picked up a very large 68 inch eco magneto Boston regulator with
    Seth Thomas movement in it.

    I have been trying to do some research and keep coming back to
    the late Bill Knapp.

    From what I can determine he did a lot of research on Eco Magneto Clock Co.
    and had extensive archives from the company.

    All of the NAWCC links with his photos and information are dead.

    Does anyone know where this information is stored and can it be accessed?

    Here are a few photos of the beautiful clock.

    Thank you for looking and any help.
    David
     
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  2. bruce linde

    bruce linde Technical Admin
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    I think we need to see the movement… Can you provide some photos?

    Also, I have 50 clocks running, from tall case to Banjo to regulators… and not a single door opens on the right side... interesting
     
  3. lovewatches

    lovewatches Registered User

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    Hi Bill,
    Thank you for responding.
    The movement is a ST #61.
    Of the few large Eco Magneto regulators I have seen all door open
    from the right. It might have something to do with the location of the
    electrical components installed in the cases, I do not know?

    Bill Knapp has numerous post on the NAWCC about the eco magneto clocks
    and company. He had the original company ledgers as well as lots of research.

    Unfortunately all of the links he directs readers to in his NAWCC post are no longer active.
    When the message board was redone a few years back lots of previous post ended
    with inactive links.

    Bill Knapp was with Chapter 52 from what I can determine.

    I am hoping that all of his research is not lost and that it is still available somewhere ?

    That is what I am trying to locate.

    David
     
  4. gleber

    gleber Registered User

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    Hmm.. Bruce - At first I didn't think I had any either and was about to agree with you, but I actually have three that open on the right. You need to expand your collection! Time to hit CL.

    This Burr & Chittenden Wood Works with Groaner movement.
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    This Charles Stratton Wood Works.
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    And this International Time Recorder.
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    I haven't see a Grandfather, Ogee or German Box clock open on the right.

    David - I really like the trim, engraving and lettering on your clock. 68"? Makes mine seem short and naked.

    Tom
     
  5. lovewatches

    lovewatches Registered User

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    Tom,
    Love that International Time Recorder.

    Curious what movement is in it?

    David
     
  6. lovewatches

    lovewatches Registered User

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    Hi,
    I just realized I spelled Bill's name incorrectly.

    It is Bill Kapp from Chapter 52 and not Knapp, who has
    done the extensive research on the Eco Magneto Clock Co. Boston.

    My apologies.
    David
     
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