This Seth Thomas electric mantel clock plays Westminster chimes each quarter-hour, and strikes the hour. It has 4 chime rods mounted to a case iron base. This clock uses the General Time M4 motor, which was made from 1948 through the early 1960s.
The date code 11 49 is on the motor and 4913 is on the label (13th lunar month of 1949?).
The case is 24 inches wide and 8 5/8 inches tall. The minute hand is 2 3/8 inches long.
Repair job 5690. This clock had run so long without service that almost half of the first chime gear arbor was worn away by the rear pivot hole. Otherwise, it needed lots of pivot polishing, and 10 bushings. In this movement, the motor winds the mainsprings that drive the chime and strike.
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