New Haven Regulator No. 6 Photos

thompsonsclocks

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Hello. Does anyone have some detailed photos of this clock to share? I would love to see a few examples as I am currently working on one that needs a few small case parts that I cannot get a good visual on. The NH Tran book shows a line drawing, but I’m looking for sharper detail on carvings. Thanks in advance!

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you have this engraved face? that one is an uncommon upgrage. its gonna be really tough to find that original sweep hand. i used the one timesaver's sells. i think it was about 20 bucks. it looks pretty amazing. it fits great and no one will ever know the difference. is your clock a french pinwheel or does it have the new haven "0" movement?

if you have a pinwheel, would you mind taking a few photos of the movement bracket with dimensions? i could use them for a project i have planned.
 

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Brian, No. The engraved face image is of my New Haven Regulator No.10. I knew Timesavers had those sweep hands and so ordered one from them three weeks ago and they just told me 3 days ago that it was discontinued. My NH No. 6 does have the Pinwheel movement. The mounting bracket seems kind of primitive, but I’m pretty sure it is the original. 5” top to bottom, crossmember is 5 3/4”, backboard to dial is 4 1/2” I will attach photos. If you need more let me know.

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thank you for those. that is really helpful.

congratulations on your first post yesterday! I see you joined back in 2010!

the dial photo makes sense. on closer inspection of the pic, i see that by the carving below the face, it is indeed a #10. I have only seen that engraving on this model. also, it appears your cabinet on this clock is made of oak. i have a New Haven 10 in a mahogany cabinet, though my dial is the standard porcelain.

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Thank you! That is a super nice clock you have there! I wonder how many of these still exist. A few years back, I was looking for other examples and could only find images of 3 or 4 others on the internet. My #10 is a wall hanger in oak. It has the mercury pendulum option, which is kind of neat. The story behind my #10 is a great one, probably for a whole other thread sometime.

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Amazing restoration there Brian. I can’t believe the painstaking detail in your work in that clock! It might have been easier to build the #10 from scratch! And to the people at the beginning that we’re giving you the business for paying too little or whatever, I believe that clock found you for a reason!
 

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Here is a good example of the top right side of the New Haven Regulator No. 6. If anyone out there has one, I would like to know how the “dog ears” Trim on either side of the case near the top are attached to the case. There isn’t much room to work there because the area to attach them to is thin. Are there small spaced blocks behind the panels for support? Any help here would be appreciated. Photos from the back would be awesome!!!! Thanks in advance!

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Here is another example of the New Haven Regulator No.6. This particular clock appears to have had the ebonized and gold leaf finish removed from it completely. I personally prefer the original, ebonized look on this case because the intricate carved details seem to get lost when it is removed as shown here. Still a super nice example of this clock though!

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So it is several months later - almost a year and I have completed the case work on the New Haven Regulator No. 6. I had picked this clock up originally in a clock shop near Boston, MA thinking that it was just as they described it to be - an Eastlake pinwheel regulator. But 2 days before I traveled to pick it up, I found a similar looking clock in Tran Duy Ly’s New Haven Clocks book and realized it to be the Regulator No. 6 model, only missing many pieces of the case. After much research, help from some of you on this post and 4 different wood workers (3 that stalled out on me because of the complex nature of reproducing parts that we didn’t have on hand) I found my guy and we were off to the races! Here are the before and after photos of the clock....

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So it is several months later - almost a year and I have completed the case work on the New Haven Regulator No. 6.....

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ThompsonClocks: I am in a similar boat as you. I bought this exact model with missing parts. Mine had been converted to a floor-standing clock with a square plywood box added to the bottom, as you'll see in my photo. In the process of adding it, they removed the original bottom pieces, so I need to recreate them from scratch. Also, the top finials are gone, plus some of the piece that goes over the five turnings at the top. It also appears to have been refinished in dark brown stain, so I don't know if it was once ebonized with gold leaf. I would like to recreate the missing details. Is there any way you can send me some really good shots of the bottom pieces? I would like to recreate them as closely as possible. Also the top details. Can you tell me the serial number of your clock? Mine is 112.

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So it is several months later - almost a year and I have completed the case work on the New Haven Regulator No. 6. I had picked this clock up originally in a clock shop near Boston, MA thinking that it was just as they described it to be - an Eastlake pinwheel regulator. But 2 days before I traveled to pick it up, I found a similar looking clock in Tran Duy Ly’s New Haven Clocks book and realized it to be the Regulator No. 6 model, only missing many pieces of the case. After much research, help from some of you on this post and 4 different wood workers (3 that stalled out on me because of the complex nature of reproducing parts that we didn’t have on hand) I found my guy and we were off to the races! Here are the before and after photos of the clock....

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I used your pictures and others I found online to make the missing parts for my clock. It turned out rather well. I found evidence that my clock was never ebonized with gold highlights. It had a faux woodgrain that made it look like quartersawn oak. Then that was all stripped off, the case was stained to look like mahogany, and the base was added to allow it to stand on the floor. One thing I did that is not authentic is to duplicate one of the side embellishments and add it to the base in the middle. I thought it looked better that way. I also used the space inside the base to hold a detailed provenance statement documenting everything I know about the past owners of the clock, plus a lot of pictures of the before, during, and after work. I think it turned out well. It's now hanging on its original brass hanging plate and keeping perfect time.

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