Here’s a beautiful Seth Thomas Adamantine mantel clock I repaired. The case is black, with green, yellow and orange marbleized top and trim. The movement is the popular and long-lasting No. 89C (which appears to be the same as the movement marked 89 which is seen often). It strikes the hour on a heavy coil gong, and the half-hour on a bell. This example has a polished, nickel-plated bell. The bell may not be original, as almost all the others I’ve seen have an unpolished, brass bell. This movement uses an “American type” semi-deadbeat escapement.
Repair job 6409. I repivoted the rear time second wheel pivot (see the 2 pictures below).
I polished the pivots and installed 15 bushings. I replaced the time click rivet, and the time mainspring arbor hook. This movement has the original mainsprings:
Time Mainspring: 3/4 inch wide by 0.0160 inch thick
Strike Mainspring: 3/4 inch wide by 0.0168 inch thick.
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