This is a good looking Seth Thomas oak kitchen clock.
Date stamp on the back reads 7981 which translates to the year 1897.
Movement Before Repair
Front of movement showing two crudely soldered on “Rathbun” bushings (on pivots T3F and T5F). This type of work is done by someone who does not like to take the movement apart.
The “Rathbun” bushing on the back of the movement (on pivot T4B).
Movement After Repair
The movement after repair. The previous repairer had gouged the brass very deeply. I didn’t want to remove too much material, so the gouges are still visible.
Showing the relationship of the lift/warning lever to the j shaped turnback lever. The turnback lever is riveted to the back plate. Its function is to hold the warning lever in the correct resting position so that the minute hand may be turned back past the numeral “12” without damaging the movement.
Partially assembled movement showing the gears and levers.
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