Seth Thomas “Metals No. 1” Oak Kitchen Clock Dated 1899

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This clock is named “Metals No. 1”, the first in a series of clocks in oak cases with metal trim. The case is  22 3/4 inches tall and 14 15/16 inches wide. The paper face has a 4 7/8 inch minute track, and the minute hand is 2 7/16 inches long. The date code 9981 (meaning the year 1899) is stamped in ink on the back.

IMG_4422IMG_4415Date code 9981 (1899)

The movement is the “hip” style with front recoil escapement (replaced with the No. 89 movement with between the plates escapement ca. 1901). The following numbers are stamped on the front movement plate:

5 7/8
1/2

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Repair job 5979. I polished the pivots and installed 6 bushings. The mainsprings are original, and have the following dimensions:

Time: 11/16 by 0.0178 inches

Strike: 11/16 by 0.018 inches


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Category: American Clock Repair, Seth Thomas Clock History

Last updated: May 29, 2013

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