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Seth Thomas Electric Steeple Clock with Hour and Half-Hour Striking, 1947

October 23, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Seth Thomas Electric Steeple Clock with Hour and Half-Hour Striking, 1947

I repaired this Seth Thomas electric steeple clock earlier this year. It strikes the hour and half-hour on one rod. The model number on the back of the case is E503-000. The clock is 14 5/16 inches tall and 9 1/16 inches wide. The dial’s minute track is 5 inches outside diameter, and the minute […]

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Last updated October 21, 2014

Seth Thomas Small Mahogany Adamantine Mantel Clock

October 22, 2014 | By | Reply More
Seth Thomas Small Mahogany Adamantine Mantel Clock

Here is a beautiful Seth Thomas Adamantine mahogany mantel clock. It is a cute little clock with one celluloid half-pillar on each side of the front. It is in excellent original condition. It strikes the hours on a heavy coil gong, and strikes a single note each half hour on the brass bell. It is […]

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Last updated October 21, 2014

Seth Thomas Miniature Octagon Top Clock Ca. 1865

October 14, 2014 | By | Reply More
Seth Thomas Miniature Octagon Top Clock Ca. 1865

This cute little Seth Thomas octagon top shelf clock is only 9 1/4 inches tall and 7 inches wide. The case has mahogany veneer, and the small movement is one-day time only. There is a mirror in the door. See more photos. Repair job 6325. I polished the pivots, installed 6 bushings and replaced the […]

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Last updated October 20, 2014

Seth Thomas “Utica” Walnut Shelf Clock

October 13, 2014 | By | Reply More
Seth Thomas “Utica” Walnut Shelf Clock

Here is a beautiful Seth Thomas walnut-cased shelf clock I repaired. My customer shipped the clock from Alaska to my shop in Indiana for repair without the door and dial, to reduce the chance of damage. This clock is 22 3/16 inches tall and 12 5/8 inches wide. This clock was made around 1886. The […]

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Last updated October 12, 2014

Important Points for the Repair of a Connecticut-type American Antique Clock

August 19, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Important Points for the Repair of a Connecticut-type American Antique Clock

I repair lots of American-made Connecticut-type antique clocks. This list helps me to remember everything important. Check T1 and S1 tooth wear and record on log sheet. (Mainsprings are often too strong on these clocks, and I record the approximate wear each time I repair a clock to see if the teeth are wearing too […]

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Last updated August 17, 2014

Seth Thomas Adamantine Mantel Clock with Mainspring Broken in 22 Pieces!

June 30, 2014 | By | Reply More
Seth Thomas Adamantine Mantel Clock with Mainspring Broken in 22 Pieces!

I repaired this Seth Thomas Adamantine mantel clock made about 1902. The movement was very dirty, and had a broken time mainspring. Instead of being broken in one place, it was in 22 pieces! Improper cleaning can cause multiple mainspring breaks. Someone may have cleaned the movement without taking it apart. This can leave cleaning […]

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Last updated June 26, 2014

Sessions Store Regulator Clock in Oak Case

June 25, 2014 | By | Reply More
Sessions Store Regulator Clock in Oak Case

Here is a Sessions wall clock in an oak case. Collectors often refer to this style of clock as a “Store Regulator”. This example strikes the hour and half-hour, and has a red calendar hand that indicates the day of the month. See more photos. Setting the Calendar The calendar hand advances automatically each night, […]

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Last updated June 22, 2014

Seth Thomas Rosewood Drop Octagon (Schoolhouse) Clock

June 24, 2014 | By | Reply More
Seth Thomas Rosewood Drop Octagon (Schoolhouse) Clock

Here’s a beautiful Seth Thomas drop octagon clock in a rosewood veneer case. The clock is 24 inches tall and 16 inches wide. The dial is painted metal. The minute hand is 5 15/32 inches long, and the dial’s minute track is 11 inches diameter. The clock is time-only (no striking). See more pictures. Repair […]

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Last updated June 22, 2014

E. N. Welch Hanging Oak Kitchen Clock

June 9, 2014 | By | Reply More
E. N. Welch Hanging Oak Kitchen Clock

This style of clock is usually a shelf clock, but this one hangs on the wall. It has a beautiful oak case with nice stenciled glass. The movement says E. N. Welch Mfg. Co. Forestville, Conn U.S.A. Only fragments remain of the label on the back of the case, and I can’t find this clock […]

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Last updated June 8, 2014

Seth Thomas No. 801 Mantel Clock Made in 1889

June 8, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Seth Thomas No. 801 Mantel Clock Made in 1889

I repaired this Seth Thomas No. 801 mantel clock. The date June 1889 is on the back door (date code 9881F). This mantel clock came in 3 different finishes: Wood case, adamantine finish; Walnut case with ash beryl veneers; Oak case with French walnut veneers. This one is the “Walnut case with ash beryl veneers.” […]

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Last updated June 8, 2014

Seth Thomas Chime Clock No. 90 with “Bugle” Chime

May 29, 2014 | By | Reply More
Seth Thomas Chime Clock No. 90 with “Bugle” Chime

This clock looks like a normal Seth Thomas chiming tambour clock. But the chime rods are tuned differently than Westminster chime rods, producing what Seth Thomas called “Bugle” chime. This clock has the Seth Thomas No. 124 chime movement, made from 1924 through 1956.The “Bugle” chime was made only in 1926 and 1927. (Reference: NAWCC […]

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Last updated May 29, 2014

Sessions Black Mantel Clock, Early

December 5, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Sessions Black Mantel Clock, Early

I recently repaired this early Sessions “Black” mantel clock. The E. N. Welch Mfg. Co. became the Sessions Clock Co. in 1903, and the label on the back of this clock has BOTH company names on it. The case is 11 inches tall, 16 3/8 inches wide at the feet and 13 1/2 inches wide […]

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Last updated December 22, 2013

Ithaca Grandfather Clock Repair

November 20, 2013 | By | Reply More
Ithaca Grandfather Clock Repair

Here’s an Ithaca grandfather clock I repaired in July 2013 (and I did another one last month). William L. Gilbert Clock Co. made the movements of these clocks, as discussed in Ithaca Grandfather Clock with Gilbert Movement. See more photos. Repair job 6121. I polished the pivots, installed 12 bushings, replaced the time mainspring with […]

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Last updated December 22, 2013

New Haven Clyde Walnut Kitchen Clock, ca. 1885

October 21, 2013 | By | Reply More
New Haven Clyde Walnut Kitchen Clock, ca. 1885

New Haven Clock Co. made this walnut shelf clock called “Clyde” about 1885. It is an 8-day clock that strikes the hours.  (Half-hour striking became popular later). The case is 22 1/4 inches tall and 14 5/8 inches wide. The photos below don’t show the dial and hands, as they aren’t original to the clock. […]

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Last updated October 21, 2013