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Seth Thomas “Sussex” Adamantine Mantel Clock

August 26, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Seth Thomas “Sussex” Adamantine Mantel Clock

I’ve always liked the appearance  of these green and black Seth Thomas Adamantine mantel clocks, and this one is interesting in having the model name “Sussex” stenciled on the back. This clock has the 8-day movement with escapement in back, so it was made in 1901 or earlier. The case is 11 3/4 inches tall […]

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Last updated August 29, 2012

Seth Thomas Mantel Clock Movement dated June 1942

August 5, 2012 | By | Reply More
Seth Thomas Mantel Clock Movement dated June 1942

Here is an example of a 1940s Seth Thomas mantel clock movement. This is the movement that replaced the No. 89 that was popular for many years. This one has the date stamp 42 6 on the rear lower left leg of the movement. Some of the other examples of this movement I’ve seen have […]

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Last updated August 25, 2012

Seth Thomas Small Mantel Clock with B-48-J Movement

June 13, 2012 | By | 4 Replies More
Seth Thomas Small Mantel Clock with B-48-J Movement

This cute little Seth Thomas mantel clock is 9 13/16 inches tall and 7 3/8 inches wide. It has a white enamel dial, and the minute hand is 1 3/4  long. It strikes the hour and half-hour. The model B-48-J movement in this clock looks like a forerunner of the No. 120 movement in my […]

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Last updated June 13, 2012

Seth Thomas Tambour Mantel Clock, Silvered Embossed Brass Dial

April 28, 2012 | By | Reply More
Seth Thomas Tambour Mantel Clock, Silvered Embossed Brass Dial

Here’s another classic tambour mantel clock by Seth Thomas, this one in a dark mahogany case. The dial is a brass sheet with embossed numerals, lettering and time track that has been matte silver plated. The hands are the modern “ST” pattern (S on the minute hand and T on the hour hand). The 8-day […]

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Last updated April 17, 2012

Seth Thomas Tambour Mantel Clock, Printed Aluminum Dial

April 27, 2012 | By | Reply More
Seth Thomas Tambour Mantel Clock, Printed Aluminum Dial

The American tambour mantel clock was very popular in the 1920s and 1930s. This example by Seth Thomas is a classic that uses the reliable No. 89 movement. It strikes the hour and half hour and is an 8-day clock (intended to be wound every 7 days, but will often run 14 days on a […]

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Last updated April 16, 2012

Seth Thomas Round Top Mantel Clock with 48-R Movement

April 24, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More
Seth Thomas Round Top Mantel Clock with 48-R Movement

This small round-top Seth Thomas mantel clock uses the no. 48-R round movement, 8-day time and strike with rack and snail striking (so it won’t get out of synchronization). The mahogany case is 10 3/8 inches tall and 7 3/16 inches wide. The white enamel dial has a 4 1/2 inch minute track, and the […]

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Last updated April 16, 2012

Seth Thomas “Cathay 3” Electric Alarm Clock

April 23, 2012 | By | Reply More
Seth Thomas “Cathay 3” Electric Alarm Clock

The owners of this clock received it as a wedding gift in 1955, and were dismayed when the clock stopped working during a thunderstorm. It needed cleaning, pivot polishing and two bushings. The coil smelled burnt, and I was lucky to find a good used replacement. The fiber gear had several damaged teeth, so I […]

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Last updated April 16, 2012

Plymouth by Seth Thomas Small Wooden Wall Clock, ca. 1937

April 18, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Plymouth by Seth Thomas Small Wooden Wall Clock, ca. 1937

This wooden case time only wall clock is labeled “Plymouth” on the dial but was made by Seth Thomas. The time-only pendulum movement appears to use some parts from their no. 124 chiming clock movement. The case is 14 5/8 inches tall and 9 5/8 inches wide. The minute hand is 2 3/8 inches long, […]

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Last updated April 16, 2012

Seth Thomas Tambour Mantel Clock, Adamantine Finish and Bim-Bam Strike

January 3, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Seth Thomas Tambour Mantel Clock, Adamantine Finish and Bim-Bam Strike

This Seth Thomas mantel clock from about 1910 – 1920 has an Adamantine (celluloid) wood-grain finish. The movement is marked “89” and has bim-bam striking on the hour and a single tone strike (the high note only) on the half-hour. The case is 19 7/8  inches wide and 9 1/2 inches tall. The dial is […]

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Last updated January 14, 2012

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