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Seth Thomas Adamantine Mantel Clock, 4 Full Pillar, Black and Marbleized

May 25, 2013 | By | Reply More
Seth Thomas Adamantine Mantel Clock, 4 Full Pillar, Black and Marbleized

This style of Adamantine mantel clock case has 4 full pillars and a half-round section on each side of the case. This particular model has black top and base, and marbleized trim. This style is made in other colors, including mahogany. The case is 17 3/4 inches wide at the feet, and is 11 11/16 […]

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Last updated June 4, 2013

Mahogany Seth Thomas Adamantine Mantel Clock, 6 Celluloid Half Pillars

May 25, 2013 | By | 8 Replies More
Mahogany Seth Thomas Adamantine Mantel Clock, 6 Celluloid Half Pillars

I just repaired this beautiful Seth Thomas Adamantine mantel clock. The mahogany Adamantine finish is in excellent condition, and has not faded much, if at all. The 6 celluloid half-pillars are celluloid with metal bases and capitals. The paper dial has Arabic numerals. The movement is the popular and reliable No. 89C. The clock was made […]

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Last updated May 25, 2013

1939 Plymouth (by Seth Thomas) Tambour Mantel Clock with Quarter Hour Strike

December 24, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
1939 Plymouth (by Seth Thomas) Tambour Mantel Clock with Quarter Hour Strike

This tambour mantel clock has the unusual feature of quarter-hour striking. It does bim-bam striking on the first, second and third quarters, and strikes one rod on the hour (see video below). The mahogany case is 9 1/4 inches tall and 19 inches wide. The dial is silver plated brass with applied bronze numerals. The […]

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Last updated January 1, 2013

Seth Thomas Sharon Echo-S Electric Steeple Clock

December 4, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Seth Thomas Sharon Echo-S Electric Steeple Clock

This cute little steeple clock is 11 1/16 inch tall and 6 1/2 inches wide, and was probably made in the 1950s. It strikes the hour and half-hour on a small brass bell. The motor in this clock is a replacement made within the last 10 – 15 years or so. The old motor quit […]

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Last updated December 4, 2012

Terry Clock Company Walnut Shelf Clock

December 1, 2012 | By | Reply More
Terry Clock Company Walnut Shelf Clock

This one-day walnut shelf clock was made by Terry Clock Co., Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Terry Clock Co. was in Pittsfield from 1883 – 1888. The company was located in Waterbury, Connecticut from 1867 – 1880. In 1888 they became known as Russell & Jones Clock Co. This clock is 20 3/16 inches tall and 12 13/16 […]

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Last updated December 4, 2012

New Batch of Timesavers 15959 Clock Mainsprings

November 30, 2012 | By | Reply More
New Batch of Timesavers 15959 Clock Mainsprings

I wrote before about the Timesavers 15959 clock mainspring, specified as 3/4 by 0.0165 by 120 inches. My latest batch of these springs are different: they have a copper rivet and the loop is formed from the spring itself (i.e., not a separate piece). Also, the spring is thinner, the one I used is 0.0153 […]

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Last updated December 1, 2012

Strong Mainsprings Will Wear Out Your Antique American Clock!

October 15, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More
Strong Mainsprings Will Wear Out Your Antique American Clock!

Many antique American clocks have mainsprings that are stronger than necessary. The most popular replacement mainsprings are even stronger than the originals. These strong replacement springs cause wear to the main wheel teeth and pivot holes. Thinner mainsprings are available, and should be used to replace old replacement springs that are too strong. Here is […]

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Last updated October 15, 2012

Removing Improper Bushings from a Seth Thomas 89D Clock Movement

October 3, 2012 | By | 6 Replies More
Removing Improper Bushings from a Seth Thomas 89D Clock Movement

In clocks, the pivots (the ends of the gear shafts) rotate in holes in the brass front plate and back plate of the movement. After years of use, these “pivot holes” wear to an oblong shape. To bring the clock back to good condition, the movement should be disassembled and cleaned. Then, the pivots are […]

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Last updated October 13, 2012

The Ansonia 5-Pillar Shelf Clock Movement, ca. 1885

September 11, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Ansonia 5-Pillar Shelf Clock Movement, ca. 1885

This is the Ansonia 5-pillar shelf clock movement. It strikes the hours, and is nominally an 8-day movement, although it will usually run close to 2 weeks on one winding. The plates of the movement are 5 3/4 inches tall and 3 5/16 inches wide. 5 steel pillars secure the front plate to the back […]

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Last updated October 11, 2012

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 Dark Mahogany Tambour Mantel Clock, ca. 1920

August 20, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Seth Thomas Dark Mahogany Tambour Mantel Clock, ca. 1920

This Seth Thomas tambour mantel clock is very plain, yet is a great example of an old clock of classic design that will be reliable for many years. It has the No. 89 movement, very reliable and efficient, and one of their best movements, in my opinion. The clock is 17 inches wide, 9 1/8 […]

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Last updated August 23, 2012

Ingraham Beehive Mantel Clock, 1914

July 30, 2012 | By | Reply More
Ingraham Beehive Mantel Clock, 1914

This Ingraham “beehive” shaped mantel clock has an 8-day time and strike movement dated 3 14 (March 1914). The movements in these Ingraham mantel clocks run very efficiently thanks to their deadbeat escapement. The case is 13 1/16 inches tall and 8 5/8 inches wide. The dial’s minute track is 4 3/8 inch in diameter, […]

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Last updated July 22, 2012

Sessions Regulator No. 5

July 23, 2012 | By | Reply More
Sessions Regulator No. 5

I recently repaired this Sessions Regulator No. 5 wall clock. The mahogany-finished case is 50 inches tall and 19 1/2 inches wide. The dial is paper, and the minute hand is 5 7/16 inches long. The clock is listed in the Sessions 1915 catalog, and was also available in oak. The clock has a second […]

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Last updated July 21, 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