Ingraham Western Union clock
The regulator clocks were produced during the late 19th century and early 20th century.
The clocks were originally made for the US-based Western Union communications and money transfer company.
However, they were also produced for a variety of individuals and companies, and would often contain advertising or the company’s details on the lower half of the clock where the pendulum was housed.
A huge number of these clocks were produced, which has ensured that despite their popularity, they remain relatively inexpensive to purchase at auction. Some examples are available for around £100.