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Waterbury Clock. Store Regulator. Late 1800’s.

I had to replace the face on this Waterbury Clock because the original was beyond repair.

Waterbury Clock. Store Regulator. Late 1800’s.

Waterbury Clock. Store Regulator. Late 1800’s.

I used a paper face replacement. The clock is a typical store advertising clock.

Advertising Clocks

Some of these clocks have product names printed on the glass. These were mass produced clocks. As such, the cases and movements are obviously of a much lesser quality than, say, office or school house regulators.

The term ‘advertising clock’ is not germane to this make and model of clock as advertising clocks have been produced throughout the ages in all shapes and sizes. This is a more traditional store clock that may have some sort of advertising on the class. In this case, the generic horological term ‘regulator’ appears.

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Ansonia Office Regulator. ca 1901.

My Ansonia Office Regulator.

Ansonia Office Regulator. ca 1901.

Ansonia Office Regulator. ca 1901.

This style of clock is sometimes referred to as a school house clock. Typically, they come in two designs:  long drop and short drop. My favorite are the long drop because I prefer the larger style clock cases. Also, some of these have the more robust movements.

This particular clock was not in working order when I acquired it. One will find that most antique clocks have been worked on previously and some of the repairs are of questionable workmanship. Keep in mind that previous owners of these clocks were not collectors but users who relied daily upon these time pieces as their sole reference to time.

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