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Seth Thomas Tambour Mantel Clock with ST Hands

November 23, 2011 | By | Reply More
Seth Thomas Tambour Mantel Clock with ST Hands

This Seth Thomas tambour mantel clock has a heavy brass dial that is engraved and silver plated. It was made around 1910 – 1920. The hands are the modern “ST” style, with the minute hand having an “S” at the base and the hour hand having a “T”. A different style of ST hands were […]

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Last updated November 25, 2011

Late Seth Thomas Adamantine Mantel Clock, 1918

October 13, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
Late Seth Thomas Adamantine Mantel Clock, 1918

This Seth Thomas Adamantine mantel clock is dated June 1918 on the bottom of the case (date code 81F, where F represents the month, and 81 are the last two digits of the year reversed). I’ve seen many examples on earlier clocks where the date code has all 4 digits of the year, but this […]

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Last updated November 25, 2011

Seth Thomas “Adele” Adamantine Mantel Clock

October 3, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Seth Thomas “Adele” Adamantine Mantel Clock

The model name of this Adamantine mantel clock is “Adele”. When it was new the case was deep red, but it has faded to red-orange. The clock is 11 1/2 inches tall and 12 1/2 inches wide at the feet. The minute hand is 2 1/8 inches long. The movement is labeled “4 1/2” on […]

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Last updated September 30, 2011

Forestville (J. C. Brown) 8 Day Ogee Shelf Clock, 1846 – 1847

September 30, 2011 | By | 4 Replies More
Forestville (J. C. Brown) 8 Day Ogee Shelf Clock, 1846 – 1847

I bought this Forestville 8 day ogee shelf clock at a clock show last week. I love these old American weight-driven shelf clocks, and hope to have time to fix this one up someday. What attracted me to the clock is the William B. Fenn reverse painted tablet in the door. It has the saying […]

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Last updated October 10, 2011

Schatz Bird & Leaf Cuckoo Clock – Light Color Shaded Finish

September 30, 2011 | By | 3 Replies More
Schatz Bird & Leaf Cuckoo Clock – Light Color Shaded Finish

I recently repaired this Schatz cuckoo clock. It has the KU50 movement, and the case is the bird and leaf style with light color shaded finish. See my previous post, Four Schatz Cuckoo Clocks, for some other case styles. The top piece of the case isn’t shown in the photos.   Dimensions: Height (no top) […]

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Last updated October 18, 2011

Schatz 1000 Day Clock from 1956 with Original Instructions

September 29, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
Schatz 1000 Day Clock from 1956 with Original Instructions

I recently repaired this Schatz 1000 day clock. It is dated 10 56 (October 1956) on the rear of the movement. This clock has its original instruction sheet, with both English and German instructions See more photos. Repair job 5559. Share this post:

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Last updated September 30, 2011

Seth Thomas Sons & Co. Figural Mantel Clock

September 21, 2011 | By | Reply More
Seth Thomas Sons & Co. Figural Mantel Clock

Seth Thomas Sons & Co. was a division of the Seth Thomas Clock Co. from 1865 to 1879. Their figural clocks such as this one have a round time and strike movement loosely modeled after the round French clock movements. They are very good runners, but have a problem with the gear teeth bending too […]

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Last updated September 13, 2011

German Trapezoid Wall Clock, 1960s

September 19, 2011 | By | Reply More
German Trapezoid Wall Clock, 1960s

This German chiming wall clock was made about the 1950s or 1960s. There is no maker’s name on the dial or the movement. The back of the movement is labeled: Western Germany 35 The trapezoidal case is 19 3/4 inches tall and 12 5/8 inches wide. The dial’s minute track is 6 3/4 inches. See […]

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Last updated September 20, 2011

Original Hand Retaining Pin for Seth Thomas Antique Clocks

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Original Hand Retaining Pin for Seth Thomas Antique Clocks

It is common to use a tapered pin to secure the hands on American antique clocks. Seth Thomas, however, originally used a straight pin with a pointed end to secure the hands on many of their clocks. Here are photos of the original pins, washers and hands to a Seth Thomas Adamantine mantel clock made […]

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Last updated September 10, 2011

Seth Thomas Lyre Movement in Fancy Round Drop Case

September 13, 2011 | By | Reply More
Seth Thomas Lyre Movement in Fancy Round Drop Case

My customer sent this movement to be repaired, because the clock fell off the wall, bending the center arbor and causing 2 gears to come out of the movement plates. The movement has the nice thin original Seth Thomas mainsprings. Time Mainspring: 11/16 inch wide by 0.0165 inch thick. Strike Mainspring: 11/16 inch wide by […]

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Last updated September 5, 2011