And, you know, it is not a bad looking clock, so far as I can tell. Use the appraisal to negotiate a fair price. Every page is secure, not just your checkout page. The crutch slot in the pendulum is adjustable for a perfect fit on the crutch pin. It is used extensively by jewelers, watchmakers, and in train dispatchers' offices of the leading railroads. The weight is also original.
These were produced for 10 years. The lower door has the original gold leaf and paint. Not bad quality cases and movements considering the bad rep they often bear today. Click on the title above the photo to see many high resolution images. The clock was made to ring 3 sets of bells at 5 minute intervals as programmed by the user.
Imported clocks from Germany, England and France were typically too expensive for the average American home. Click on the title above the photo to see many high resolution images. Picture Frame Wall Clock Estimate: Auctioneer: Sold Price: Sold Date: Description: Antique French M. The Seth Thomas clock company had three Regulator models called the Regulator 1, 2 and 3. It is probably the longest produced clock model in history and is still considered highly collectible. The clock strikes the hour on a large fine toned bell.
Many of these companies were destined to have very short lives where others like Seth Thomas, Welch, Ingraham, Waterbury, New Haven and Ansonia among others would last for many decades. I have seen a few of them offered on Ebay in the past. General Time began operations in England under the name of General Time Europe for distribution of its products throughout the European countries. Can I now consider myself a shrewd bidder who has become the beneficiary of a bargain? If you do not find a plate on the bottom, open up the clock and look inside. During its early years, Seth Thomas quickly gained an impeccable reputation for producing the masterfully crafted grandfather clocks. If you paid a fifth of that recently for a copy then I think you have a good deal. Antique Seth Thomas clocks—particularly and —are treasured by clock collectors and antiques lovers who value craft and sophistication.
Dating the manufacturing period can be difficult as there are many characteristics that need to be studied. The movement is spring driven and electrically rewound. Click on the title above the photo to see many high resolution images. The gilding is executed in the traditional manner. The 8 day, precision regulator movement is signed Lenzkirch and numbered 1 Million and 963328 dating the clock to 1921. At this time, Seth Thomas was a division of General Time, a Talley industries company. Click on the title above the photo to see many high resolution images.
The glue blocks are stamped 42-80 dating the clock to 1980. Fine reverse painted Aurora glasses. Between 1872 and 1927, Seth Thomas was one of the major producers of tower clocks, not only in the United States, but also worldwide. If the clock had a patent, he included the patent number and his trademark on the metal plate as well. The 8 day weight driven movement has been serviced. I am aware, as are many, of the reissuance of the Seth Thomas No 2 that is reported in Duy Ly as being mfg in a limited run by General Time in 1976.
Both the Westclox and Seth Thomas divisions produced clocks with quartz movements. In 2001 the Seth Thomas Clock Company filed for bankruptcy and the Seth Thomas trademark was purchased by the Colibri Group of Providence, Rhode Island. Email me if you have questions. We do not have any parts or information on any specific Seth Thomas clock over 5 years old. I guess I relied on the fact that Tom Harris auctions seemed to have a fairly knowledgeable staff and would not hoodwink anyone, but alas I think I have been had? The case is in very fine original condition. The movement has a dead beat escapement and maintaining power. The clock has been serviced and is in fine running condition and keeping excellent time.
The glass jars of the pendulum have lead shot instead of mercury but mercury could be substituted to provide the temperature compensation of the original pendulums. The fine quality nautical theme reverse painted glasses are signed by the artist, Tom Moberg. I suspect that this clock may be even much later than 1976 and in fact is likely a foreign manufactored copy of the Seth clock. The pendulum is original with original gilding in age appropriate condition. The clock keeps extremely accurate time.
Email me if you have questions. Identifying a vintage mantel pendulum clock by Seth Thomas is sometimes difficult since he often hid the pendulum behind a small wooden door or delicately painted glass. Re: Seth Thomas In his Seth Thomas book Tran Duy Ly prices a Seth Thomas No. The clock is in very good condition. This also meant that parts following the same pattern were often not interchangeable. An unusual Howard program clock and a fine regulator.
I have been unable to come up with any information regarding the age of this clock and am wondering when and where it was manufactored. I guess I should correct one statement about the clock, I said it is not signed, however it does have a Seth Thomas label in the bottom of the clock, but it is obviously one of the typical repro labels you can buy. The case is exquisitely executed with crossbanded frames and string inlays. A very fine miniature reproduction of the classic E. In 1931 the Seth Thomas Clock Company became a division of General Time Instruments Corporation. The glasses are reverse painted and gold leafed.