Here is a Seth Thomas antique oak “kitchen” clock that came into my shop. I did only minor adjustments to it per customer request, but it will need overhauling in the future as there are worn pivot holes. There are lots of these clocks around, and I am showing this one because it has a nice label on the back and a date code.
The label is No. 298A, used on many clocks of this time, and doesn’t indicate the clock’s model number or name. The label gives directions for the clock, and advertises the Seth Thomas pocket watch with movement No. 260.
The date code on the back is 1912G, which means July 1912. The letter stands for the month, where A is January, B is February, etc. Many clocks have the year digits stamped in reverse order, but this one has them in forward order for some reason.
This clock is very similar to the “College Series – New York” shown in Tran Duy Ly’s book “Seth Thomas Clocks and Movements”, but the base and door glass pattern are different. It has an 8-day time and strike movement. The movement model is 89D, 89E or 89F (the letter was stamped several times).
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