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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

Ingraham Black Mantel Clock Made In 1906

September 5, 2014 | By | 2 Replies More
Ingraham Black Mantel Clock Made In 1906

I repaired this 1906 Ingraham mantel clock. Clocks of this type were popular around 1900 to 1920. Collectors refer to them as “black mantel” clocks. See more photos. Repair job 6256. Movement date code 3 06. I moved the escape wheel on its arbor to engage the unworn surface of the pallets. I trued the […]

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Last updated September 3, 2014

Seth Thomas Lynton Electric Striking Clock, Dated 1949

September 4, 2014 | By | 2 Replies More
Seth Thomas Lynton Electric Striking Clock, Dated 1949

Here’s another example of a Seth Thomas electric striking mantel clock that I repaired. This one is dated October 1949 on the movement, and April 1949 on the motor. This clock is the Lynton Model No. E511-000. The case is mahogany with an inlay strip in front. It is 16 3/4 inches wide and 8 […]

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Last updated September 3, 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 Chime Clock with No. 113 Movement, ca. 1921

August 17, 2014 | By | 2 Replies More
Seth Thomas Chime Clock with No. 113 Movement, ca. 1921

The Seth Thomas No. 113 Westminster Chime movement was introduced about 1921 and is a large, heavy movement. The number “113” is usually stamped on the back. These movements are very reliable. Their weak point is the strong mainsprings contained in going barrels. If a mainspring breaks, gear teeth may be damaged, so repairs can […]

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Last updated August 17, 2014

Kienzle Disc Pendulum 400 Day Clock

August 17, 2014 | By | 2 Replies More
Kienzle Disc Pendulum 400 Day Clock

Here’s a great old 400 day clock that I recently repaired. It was made by Kienzle in Germany around 1905. It has a “disc” pendulum, consisting of a round brass-covered iron disc, with 2 weights on top that you screw in or out to regulate the timekeeping. The dial is enamel with spade hands. See […]

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Last updated August 17, 2014

German Granddaughter Clock, 4 1/2 Feet Tall

August 15, 2014 | By | Reply More
German Granddaughter Clock, 4 1/2 Feet Tall

Here is a Granddaughter clock from Germany. It stands on 4 legs, has 9 beveled glass panels in the door, and an oak case. The round silvered dial has printed numerals and a brass bezel. The 8-day German movement strikes the hour and half-hour. The case is 53 5/8 inches tall. The dial’s minute track […]

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Last updated August 15, 2014

Seth Thomas Electric Chime Clock with Sangamo Motor, Made in 1949

August 14, 2014 | By | 2 Replies More
Seth Thomas Electric Chime Clock with Sangamo Motor, Made in 1949

This Seth Thomas electric Westminster chime clock was badly worn! I think someone cleaned the movement without taking it apart, and the resulting rust acted as an abrasive, wearing away the arbors (shafts). The photo below shows the mainspring barrels when I received the clock: I replaced the following badly worn parts: C1 (chime main […]

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Last updated August 13, 2014

Seth Thomas Giant No. 3 Oak Kitchen Clock in Many Pieces!

August 13, 2014 | By | Reply More
Seth Thomas Giant No. 3 Oak Kitchen Clock in Many Pieces!

This clock was in pieces when it came into my shop. It had been dropped, crudely repaired, and later dropped again. My father-in-law Barry removed the excess glue and cleaned the case pieces. He assembled it and touched up the finish. I gave it a top coat of Deft satin lacquer. The new door glass […]

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Last updated August 13, 2014

German Wall Clock with Eagle on Top

July 21, 2014 | By | Reply More
German Wall Clock with Eagle on Top

I recently repaired this German time and strike wall clock with eagle on top. It was made around 1880 – 1920. The case is 50 inches tall and 18 5/8 inches wide at the top. See more photos. Job 6220. The movement was in pretty bad condition. Both ratchet gears needed replacing. Two pivots were […]

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Last updated September 3, 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