Tag: tambour

Seth Thomas “Wickford” Electric Westminster Chime Tambour Clock, ca. 1930

February 23, 2015 | By | 2 Replies More
Seth Thomas “Wickford” Electric Westminster Chime Tambour Clock, ca. 1930

Seth Thomas Clock Company made many Westminster Chime clocks in the 20th century. Here is a beauty in a tambour case called the “Wickford”, made around 1930. The dial is engraved and silvered brass with applied numerals. The motor is the Sangamo self-starting synchronous motor, a very reliable motor made through the late-1940s. The case […]

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Last updated February 22, 2015

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

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

Junghans Tambour Mantel Clock with Sweet Sounding Bim-Bam Strike

November 8, 2013 | By | Reply More
Junghans Tambour Mantel Clock with Sweet Sounding Bim-Bam Strike

This cute little tambour mantel clock has a wonderful bim-bam strike on the hour and half-hour. The cast iron chime block connects to a device on the bottom of the case that looks like an oval loudspeaker cone. This amplifies the sound and makes it project well. The picture on the left shows the connection […]

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Last updated December 22, 2013

A Late Ingraham Tambour Mantel Clock, Made in 1940

June 19, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
A Late Ingraham Tambour Mantel Clock, Made in 1940

This Ingraham tambour mantel clock is dated 1940 on the movement. I haven’t seen one this new before. The movement has been simplified from the earlier ones. The escapement is located on the back of the movement, and there is no regulator through the dial, the pendulum must be removed and its nut turned to […]

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Last updated July 9, 2013

Seth Thomas Sentinel No. 19 Tambour Mantel Clock

June 9, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Seth Thomas Sentinel No. 19 Tambour Mantel Clock

This is a Seth Thomas “Sentinel No. 19” tambour mantel clock . The case is 20 1/8 inches wide and 8 5/8 inches tall. The painted dial has a 5 inch minute track and the minute hand is 2 7/16 inches long.. The back of the movement has the numbers “37-4” which I believe is the date […]

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Last updated June 9, 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 Staunton Tambour Mantel Clock, 1941

September 11, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More
Seth Thomas Staunton Tambour Mantel Clock, 1941

The Seth Thomas August 1941 Clock Catalog shows the Staunton mantel clock on page 11. It is available in electric (Staunton-1E) and windup (Staunton-1W). The example illustrated here is the windup version, with a movement date of 41-7 (July 1941). See more photos. Here is the catalog description: STAUNTON-1E  (Ilus. Left) With self-starting electric movement Strikes hours […]

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Last updated September 11, 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

Seth Thomas Tambour Mantel Clock with No. 120 Movement

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Seth Thomas Tambour Mantel Clock with No. 120 Movement

This tambour mantel clock uses the Seth Thomas No. 120 movement, a round 8-day time and strike movement introduced in the 1920s. This movement is smaller than the more common No. 89 movement. The clock is 20 1/8 inches wide and 8 3/4 inches tall. and has a dial of silvered brass with engraved numerals. […]

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Last updated June 12, 2012

1930 Gilbert Bim-Bam Tambour Mantel Clock

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1930 Gilbert Bim-Bam Tambour Mantel Clock

This Gilbert tambour mantel clock does bim-bam strike on the hour and one single-note strike on the half-hour. The movement has “30” stamped on the back, identifying the year of manufacture as 1930. The case is 20 3/4 inches wide and 9 1/2 inches tall. The dial is made of aluminum with embossed numerals. The […]

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Last updated June 4, 2012

Seth Thomas Tambour Mantel Clock, Silvered Embossed Brass Dial

April 28, 2012 | By | Reply More
Seth Thomas Tambour Mantel Clock, Silvered Embossed Brass Dial

Here’s another classic tambour mantel clock by Seth Thomas, this one in a dark mahogany case. The dial is a brass sheet with embossed numerals, lettering and time track that has been matte silver plated. The hands are the modern “ST” pattern (S on the minute hand and T on the hour hand). The 8-day […]

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Last updated April 17, 2012

Seth Thomas Tambour Mantel Clock, Printed Aluminum Dial

April 27, 2012 | By | Reply More
Seth Thomas Tambour Mantel Clock, Printed Aluminum Dial

The American tambour mantel clock was very popular in the 1920s and 1930s. This example by Seth Thomas is a classic that uses the reliable No. 89 movement. It strikes the hour and half hour and is an 8-day clock (intended to be wound every 7 days, but will often run 14 days on a […]

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Last updated April 16, 2012

Seth Thomas Tambour Mantel Clock, Adamantine Finish and Bim-Bam Strike

January 3, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Seth Thomas Tambour Mantel Clock, Adamantine Finish and Bim-Bam Strike

This Seth Thomas mantel clock from about 1910 – 1920 has an Adamantine (celluloid) wood-grain finish. The movement is marked “89” and has bim-bam striking on the hour and a single tone strike (the high note only) on the half-hour. The case is 19 7/8  inches wide and 9 1/2 inches tall. The dial is […]

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Last updated January 14, 2012