Antique Seth Thomas Oak Kitchen Clock with Nice Label and Date on the Back

August 21, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More

Here is a Seth Thomas antique oak “kitchen” clock that came into my shop. I did only minor adjustments to it per customer request, but it will need overhauling in the future as there are worn pivot holes. There are lots of these clocks around, and I am showing this one because it has a nice label on the back and a date code.IMG_8717


The back of the clock has a date code and a paper label

The label is No. 298A, used on many clocks of this time, and doesn’t indicate the clock’s model number or name. The label gives directions for the clock, and advertises the Seth Thomas pocket watch with movement No. 260.


Left end of label


Center of label


Right end of label

The date code on the back is 1912G, which means July 1912. The letter stands for the month, where A is January, B is February, etc. Many clocks have the year digits stamped in reverse order, but this one has them in forward order for some reason.

Date code 1912 G

Date code 1912G – July 1912

Date code 1912 G

Date code and part of the label

This clock is very similar to the “College Series – New York” shown in Tran Duy Ly’s book “Seth Thomas Clocks and Movements”, but the base and door glass pattern are different. It has an 8-day time and strike movement. The movement model is 89D, 89E or 89F (the letter was stamped several times).

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Job 6242.

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  1. Michael Coulombe says:

    My wife inherited this clock from her father. The clock has a lot of sentimental value and history from her fathers childhood. That being said, we were never provided the key to wind this clock. After several attempts to purchase a key, I have not found one to fit. Can you please let me know what size key fits this clock, and where I might purchase it?

    Thanks for any help you could provide.


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