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Seth Thomas Legacy – 2W Mantel Clock with No. 124 Movement, Made in 1950

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Seth Thomas Legacy – 2W Mantel Clock with No. 124 Movement, Made in 1950

This Seth Thomas “Legacy – 2W” mantel clock with Westminster chime dates from 1950. The movement is the No. 124, introduced about 1924 and made through 1956. The clock is 14 1/4 inches tall and 10 3/4 inches wide. The minute hand is 2 7/8 inches long, with a 5 2/4 inch minute track on the […]

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Last updated May 26, 2013

New Haven Oak Kitchen Clock

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New Haven Oak Kitchen Clock

This New Haven “kitchen” or shelf clock, was made around the 1880s or 1890s. It originally had an alarm, which has been removed. The dial has a large center opening for the alarm set disc. The oak case is 22 1/8 inches tall and 14 inches wide. The painted dial has a 5 inch minute […]

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Last updated May 26, 2013

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 | 4 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