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Seth Thomas Tambour No. 119 Mantel Clock

October 7, 2010 | By | 1 Reply More
Seth Thomas Tambour No. 119 Mantel Clock

This Seth Thomas “Tambour No. 19” mantel clock was made about 1913. This beautiful clock has an octagon shaped wooden bezel, and a brass dial with printed numerals. It uses a Seth Thomas No. 120 movement, which is a round 8-day movement with hour and half-hour strike. The striking is on a coil gong with […]

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Last updated October 7, 2010

Seth Thomas “Plymouth” Tambour Mantel Clock

March 22, 2010 | By | 4 Replies More
Seth Thomas “Plymouth” Tambour Mantel Clock

Here is another “Plymouth” tambour mantel clock by Seth Thomas (see this post for two others). This one does not have a date code, I estimate that it is from the early 1930s. It has a no. 89I movement that strikes the hours and half-hours on a coil gong. The movement has a code of […]

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Last updated March 22, 2010

Two Seth Thomas “Plymouth” Tambour Mantel Clocks, 1938 and 1940

January 19, 2010 | By | 42 Replies More
Two Seth Thomas “Plymouth” Tambour Mantel Clocks, 1938 and 1940

These two “Plymouth” tambour mantel clocks made by Seth Thomas came into my shop just a couple of days apart. They are similar but have different movements. Both have lively hour and half hour strike on two chime rods. Plymouth was a name that Seth Thomas put on some clocks ca. 1930 – 1950. If […]

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Last updated December 22, 2012

Patent on Hermle Ship’s Bell Clock Movements from the 1960s

January 17, 2010 | By | 1 Reply More
Patent on Hermle Ship’s Bell Clock Movements from the 1960s

The Seth Thomas “Helmsman” ship’s bell strike clock has been popular for many years. It was introduced in the late 1950s or early 1960s, and made into the 1980s or longer. The Helmsman uses a movement made by Hermle in Germany. The movements made in the 1960s have the patent number 2,974,473 stamped on the […]

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Last updated January 17, 2010

Date Codes on Late 1940s Seth Thomas Electric Clocks

November 18, 2009 | By | 3 Replies More
Date Codes on Late 1940s Seth Thomas Electric Clocks

The owner of an old clock often asks, “How old is it?” Some clockmaking companies helped us answer this question by putting date codes on their products. (Actually, date coding was done for business reasons, including facilitating the ordering of spare parts.) Seth Thomas is one company that put date codes on many of their […]

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Last updated November 19, 2009

Seth Thomas Mahogany Adamantine Mantel Clock

November 16, 2009 | By | 2 Replies More
Seth Thomas Mahogany Adamantine Mantel Clock

“Adamantine” was Seth Thomas’ trademarked name for a celluloid finish over wood. Besides the mahogany color shown here, it was made in black, white, green, brown, tan and other colors. These cases are durable, and can usually be polished to look very nice. Sometimes the colors fade with age. Adamantine clocks were made from about […]

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Last updated June 5, 2010

Seth Thomas Manual Start Electric Clock, ca. 1930

November 1, 2009 | By | Reply More
Seth Thomas Manual Start Electric Clock, ca. 1930

This nice little wooden case clock is 9-1/2 inches tall and 7-1/2 inches wide with a 3-15/16 inch time track on the dial. It was made about 1930, and has a manual-starting electric motor. The starting lever is on the back of the movement (inside the back door) and is depressed and released to start […]

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Last updated November 17, 2009

A New Glass Tablet for My Early Seth Thomas Ogee Clock

July 22, 2009 | By | Reply More
A New Glass Tablet for My Early Seth Thomas Ogee Clock

I blogged about this clock shortly after receiving it in April. At that time, it had an incorrect picture in the door. Lee Davis painted a reproduction on old glass for me. I am extremely pleased with this clock. The case veneer needs some repair, but I can enjoy it as it is for now. […]

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Last updated June 5, 2010

Early Seth Thomas Brass Movement OG Clock

April 15, 2009 | By | 2 Replies More
Early Seth Thomas Brass Movement OG Clock

This 30 hour OG is the most recent addition to my collection (I don’t buy very many clocks these days, but I couldn’t resist this one). This clock was made about 1845, the fourth year that Seth Thomas made brass movement OG clocks. It has the early features described on my ClockHistory.com web site, and […]

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Last updated November 28, 2009

Seth Thomas Sparta Adamantine Mantel Clock

November 24, 2007 | By | 2 Replies More
Seth Thomas Sparta Adamantine Mantel Clock

I did not repair this clock, just oiled the bearings and regulated it. It has the model name “Sparta” and a date code on the bottom. The date code is 1901 This movement with the escapement at the back was used until about 1901 in Adamantine mantel clocks. It was superceded by the no. 89 […]

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Last updated November 27, 2009